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:


Post-Doctoral Fellow at Colorado School of Mines, US:
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will be in two areas (half-time each) consisting of: 1) Support CCUS Project tasks: Assess existing geological data for potential CO2 storage reservoirs within Colorado including saline format ions, associated storage in EOR operations, and stacked storage.
PhD at The University of Alabama (UA), US:
Full-time student support is available starting Fall 2021 to assist with projects focused on East Antarctic tectonics and seismicity (associated with NSF award 1914698). Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Dr. Samantha Hansen (
MS and PhD at Saint Louis University, Missouri, US:
Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, physics, and programming. More information on program and admission requirements can be found at 
For additional information, please contact Dr. Linda Warren ( or Dr. Lupei Zhu (
Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program at Golden, CO, US:
Rapid, robust characterization of earthquake uncertainties for advanced monitoring and research applications.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, US:
Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2021.
Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric, and climate systems; cryospheric dynamics; paleoclimate; and biogeoscience.
PostDoc at Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, US:
The scientific focus of this postdoctoral research opportunity is flexible in its scope but should relate broadly to the advancement of our understanding of earthquake processes and their relation to natural hazards. The postdoctoral fellow will have direct access to supercomputing resources through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), as well as a state-of-the-art local GPU computing cluster. Applicants are thus encouraged to “think big” in terms of their ambition in performing innovative and impactful research in the realm of earthquake hazard.
Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at University of Cambridge, UK:
Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge. Fellowships are available for up to three years and provide an opportunity for independent research, although the holders will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments in the School.
Associate Scientist Earth Sciences at Universities Space Research Association, Maryland, US:
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has a mission to advance space-related sciences and exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs that involve universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University, Houston, Texas, US:
We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department and who contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start date at Rice.
Three Research Staff members at University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), US:
UTIG seeks to hire three Research Staff members in the following broadly defined areas: (1) Coastal Processes and Geohazards; (2) Solid Earth-Cryosphere Interactions; and (3) Crustal Deformation, Earth Surface Change, and Geodesy. We seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems in understanding processes on Earth or other planets.
PostDoc at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, US:
We seek a post-doctoral scholar who will contribute to our growing research in geophysical sensing and seismoacoustic signal characterization. As a post-doctoral scholar, you will have the opportunity to work on a federally funded research project that involves the development of new algorithms suitable for processing data from urban areas. 
Please email a cover letter to project principal investigator, Stephen Arrowsmith ( including a 1-2 page statement of research interests and explanation of suitability for the position and include a link for up to 3 publications or manuscripts. Include a CV, and contact details for 3 references who will be contacted for short-listed candidates.
Special Thanks to Eric Löberich for researching job postings for the ECS.
EGU Seismology ECS Team
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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