Seismology Job Portal

Seismology Job Portal

On this page, we regularly update open positions in Seismology for early career scientists. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at

Please, note that other available research positions are displayed on the EGU Jobs Portal.


Latest open positions:


Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology at University of Southampton, UK:
The successful candidate will play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system, mantle dynamics, the mantle transition zone, seismicity, and/or tectonics either globally or at an oceanic, large igneous province, and/or subduction zone setting.
Staff Seismologist at WHOI, US:
Advances in technology (autonomous timing, optical and acoustic telemetry, sensor shielding and burial, datalogger and seismometer performance) and algorithm development (removal of oceanographic-related noise brought about by infragravity waves and seafloor currents), as well as new opportunities to improve our understanding of OBS/oceanography interactions (by adding oceanographic sensors and via dedicated experiments) provide the opportunity for an ambitious investigator to drive improvements in the quality of seismic data acquired on the seafloor.
Research Geophysicist for Seismic Signal Analysis at Sandia National Laboratories, US:
Initially, you will support existing research efforts combining traditional geophysics with novel data science techniques to improve monitoring capabilities for underground nuclear explosions. You will be responsible for developing and applying signal processing algorithms to unique seismic data sets. Then, supported by your team, you will interpret the results and communicate findings through presentations and publications.
PhD Student (m/f/x) in Seismology at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany:
PhD Student (m/f/x) in Seismology.
Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Seabed Geophysics/Acoustics and Machine Learning at University of Calgary, Canada:
We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in seabed geophysics/geoacoustics/seismology, with the potential to be extended for an additional year.
Research associate in seismic interferometry at University of Hamburg, Germany:
The position is for a duration of two years, starting on 01.01.2021. The Postdoc is in the framework of the "GIOTTO" project, where we aim to develop a novel monitoring concept based on ambient vibrations to detect possible damage to the structural integrity of buildings.
Three PhD, One Postdoc at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany:
Applications are invited from motivated and talented personals for three PhD position and one postdoc position in Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. The project will be carried out in the newly established group of Seismology led by Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at FIAS in active collaboration with Prof. Dr. Horst Stöcker, Dr. Jan Steinheimer, Dr. Kai Zhou and Dr. Georg Rümpker. Send your application to Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at
PhD position at GEOMAR, Germany:
PhD position in seismology focussing on three-dimensional seismic body wave tomography of the Ligurian Sea and South-Western Alps based on the registration of airgun and earthquake arrivals.
PhD position at Seismology Section at GFZ, Germany:
The position in the SaMOVAR project will focus on earthquake and ambient seismic noise records from volcanoes in Kamchatka.
We are a team coming from mixed places with various interests: Janneke does her DPhil in DIAS, Dublin and is the Seismology ECS point of contact. Javier joint recently from Chile and is doing his DPhil in DGF, Universidad de Chile. Eric is finishing up his DPhil in Vienna, Austria and takes care of our Twitter account. Michaela is doing her DPhil in ETH, Swiss. Maria is doing her first PostDoc in DIAS, Dublin and since recently she is the editor-in-chief for the blog. Nienke hangs around in the University of Cambridge, UK and Walid is starting a PostDoc in Washington University in St Louis, US.

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