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.

Special Thanks to Eric Löberich for researching job postings for the ECS.

Latest open positions:


Ph.D. at The Utrecht Department of Earth Sciences, Netherlands:
We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate to work on the research project Fingerprinting vertical land motion from the earthquake cycle above subduction zones. An interdisciplinary team involving Rob Govers (Tectonophysics group) at Utrecht University, Femke Vossepoel (Geophysical Data Assimilation) and Riccardo Riva (Sea Level and Geophysics) from Technical University Delft seeks a PhD student to work in a collaborative programme on the mechanics of the largest earthquakes.
Field Assistant at University of Zagreb, Faculty of ScienceZagreb, Zagreb, Croatia:
Assistant in the field of natural sciences, field of geology, branch of seismology and interior physics, for determined period, full-time, at the Mineralogical and Petrographic Institute at the department of Geology- 1 executor.
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at University of Texas at Austin, US:
We seek a scientist with outstanding potential who will establish an innovative, world class, externally funded research program and become an integral part of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, including classroom and field instruction. Questions concerning the application process or receipt of application materials should be sent to
Snow Geophysics and Remote Sensing Graduate Opportunities starting January 2021 at Boise State, US:
The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University (Boise, Idaho, USA) has immediate openings for MSc and PhD geophysics applications on a project funded by the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) entitled “Advancement of snow monitoring for water resources, vehicle mobility, and hazard mitigation: using optical, microwave, acoustic, and seismic techniques“. For further information please visit or contact Hans-Peter Marshall (, 208-426-1416).
Ph.D. at The University of Chicago, US:
The research program covers a broad range of topics in seismology and geodesy, including, but not limited to: 3D printing seismology, deep earthquakes, and the earth's shallow and deep structure.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar Exploration Fellowship at The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), US:
SESE in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for the postdoctoral research scholar position of Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with SESE faculty.
Postdoctoral Fellowship at La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy:
We seek a postdoctoral researcher with interests in laboratory based research on earthquake physics, rock deformation or related areas. The successful applicant will have experience with laboratory rock deformation testing, ultrasonic experimentation, and one or more of the following: servo-hydraulic testing machines, high pressure research, acoustics data acquisition and processing, analog electronics, machine learning, nonlinear acoustics, friction, and fracture. Questions should be directed to Marco Scuderi or Chris Marone:
Seismologist/Developer at ISC, UK:
Developing and maintaining the ISC web-services and advancing the ISC operations with waveform processing. To apply: please send your CV, a covering letter explaining your knowledge and experiences relevant to this job vacancy, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to
Post-Doctoral and PhD at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain:
The Faculty of Physics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher and a PhD positions. The research project will involve multi-scale seismic, topography and satellite gravity field data imaging and petrological modelling of the crust and mantle at global scale within an integrated framework.
R&D position in earthquake risk modelling at Aon, reinsurance broker, Prague, CZ:
Aon, reinsurance broker, is looking for a seismologist or earthquake engineer to join the catastrophe modelling team in Prague.
Scientific Editors - Earth Sciences at Stallard Scientific Editing
Stallard Scientific Editing is seeking part-time (freelance) and full-time scientific editors in the following specialist fields: seismology, tectonics, structural geology, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, igneous and metamorphic geology, atmospheric science, meteorology, and climatology.
M.S. or Ph.D. at University of Memphis, US:
As an M.S. or Ph.D. candidate, you'll be a part of a vibrant research environment where projects are being conducted at a global scale. We encourage collaborative research to help solve key problems in earth sciences. Applications are made through the University of Memphis Graduate School:
Tenure Track  at Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium:
The Operational Directorate “Seismology-Gravimetry” of the Royal Observatory of Belgium is looking for an experienced seismologist to strengthen its team on the topic of induced seismicity to contribute to fulfilling its tasks and missions. The research themes of this Operational Directorate consist of preserving, studying and developing seismological knowledge, oriented towards the study of earthquakes in Belgium and worldwide. The Directorate is also in charge of gravimetry, focusing on time-variable gravity.
PhD at Royal Holloway Univerisity, UK:
Imaging the multi-scale landscape of Earth’s core-mantle boundary.
Postdoc or Senior Researcher Position in Planetary Seismology at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland:
As part of the ongoing NASA-ESA Mission Insight ( a single seismometer is installed on Mars  delivering unique data on the seismicity and structure of Mars. InSight is a large collaborative effort with many partners from Europe and the US, and strong international collaboration is expected in all scientific investigations.
Researcher at Imperial College London, UK:
Research into fluid-solid modelling of mechanical waves for underwater applications.
Assistant Professor (Environmental Geophysics) at University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada:
The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (DPES) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Environmental Geophysics, with a focus on the history of the solid Earth, including the evolution of the cryosphere. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.
Ph.D. at Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences, Austria:
Interested in PhD research on the Cosmos, Earth or Anthroposphere in an inspiring and interdisciplinary environment? Apply now at the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences! Our doctoral school announces currently more than 30 PhD projects in the three branches "Cosmos", "Earth" and "Anthroposphere": Inform yourselves about the projects. Convinced you want to be part of VISESS? Fill out our application form until 15 November 2020!.
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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