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:


PhD positions

PhD thesis at BRGM, France:
Deadline:30 May 2021. Rift systems are priority targets for deep geothermal energy (faulted and deep system), however the investment cost associated with deploying this energy is very high and the knowledge on reservoir geometry is often very local, generating failures. Recent studies (Faulds et al, 2006; 2009; Moeck, 2014; Ingebritsen and Gleeson, 2015) show that the geometries of geological formations and especially fault networks have a fundamental impact on the ability to conduct or stop geothermal fluids. Such investigations need to be carried out upstream, and at the scale of the rift system, in order to better understand the reservoirs, what’s more when the ambition is to exploit several relatively close sites. Click here for more information.
PhD thesis in seismology at CNRS, Valbonne, France:
The CNRS is the national center for academic scientific research ( This PhD will take place at Geoazur Laboratory of University Côte d’Azur ( with few short-term missions at LMA ( This PhD thesis will be supervized by Stéphane Operto ( and Vadim Monteiller (Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics of Marseille. email: with some collaborations with Stephen Beller (Princeton University, at Geoazur in september 2021). This research will be performed in the framework of the LISAlps project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) (call of order AAPG 2020). This project involves Geoazur, LMA and ISTerre Laboratories.Click here for more information.
Multiple PhD postitions in Europe:
The SPIN „Monitoring a Restless Earth” Innovative Training Network (ITN) is recruiting 15 highly motivated PhD students, or “Early-Stage Researchers” (ESRs). The positions will have staggered starting dates between May-October 2021 for a duration of 3 years. For specifics, please refer to the individual project descriptions by clicking on the links below.Click here for more information.
PostDoc at Institut des Sciences de la Terre - Grenoble , France:
Open Until: 2021-09-01. The goal of this postdoc project is to use seismic noise records to study the spatio-temporal evolution of the crust in seismically active regions in Europe in order to 1) get a better understanding of the seismic cycle and in particular the role of fluid pressure change at depth and 2) to look for precursor changes in the medium that may occur before large magnitude (M>5) earthquakes. APPLICATION: Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests to

PostDoc positions

2-year postdoc position at University of Strasbourg Institute, Strasbourg:
The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies (USIAS) is offering a Postdoctoral Position in Cryoseismology (full time, 36h per week) for a duration of 2 years (1 year renewable for 1 year) to contribute to a project it has endorsed. The position starts October 1st, 2021. Salary will be based on experience following University of Strasbourg standards. The position will be placed at Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg (ITES), Strasbourg, France ( in close collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany ( The University of Strasbourg, France, in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany, are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to fill a full time position for two years. Please find more details below.
For further information please contact: 
Prof. Dr. Olaf Eisen (AWI), or 
Dr. Dimitri Zigone (EOST/ITES),
To apply, please email both Olaf Eisen and Dimitri Zigone and attach CV, cover letter, summary of previous research, PhD, MSc and other certificates and contact information for referees. Deadline for application is 20 June 2021, but application remains open until filled. 
Research Associate at South Kensington Campus, UK:
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and statistical correlations that may exist between induced or triggered seismicity, potential triggering factors and a range of measurable geological and geophysical attributes. You with join an interdisciplinary team bringing together academics and researchers from the fields of civil engineering, engineering seismology, seismology, geophysics and geology. Click here for more information.
Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Calgary, Canada:
A postdoctoral researcher with AE experience in a laboratory and/or field setting is being sought for a 2-year appointment at the University of Calgary.
In situ acoustic emission (AE) field studies will be undertaken in a quarry environment to characterize dilatancy and microfracturing (mm to cm scale) induced by small-scale fluid injection into a naturally fractured and stratified siltstone rock. AEs are indicative of weakening of the rock prior to the formation of macroscopic fractures and will be measured continuously over several days in shallow (20m) fluid-filled boreholes. This work will be carried out in conjunction with other passive measurements using optical fibres, with the overall aim of characterizing the geomechanical behaviour of the fractured rock mass. Click here for more information.
Postdoctoral at Department of Earth Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada:
We seek a qualified and highly motivated individual to conduct innovative research in the area of mining seismicity. The position is to enhance and strengthen our research efforts in understanding induced seismicity in various settings. This is a part of a MITACS Accelerate collaborative research grant led by the research group of Prof. Robert Shcherbakov ( at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada in collaboration with industry partners (Nutrien Ltd. and International Minerals Innovation Institute). Click here for more information.
Research Geophysicist Postdoctoral Appointee at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States:
Open Until: 2021-05-26. We are seeking a results-oriented Geosciences Engineering Postdoctoral Appointee to join our dynamic team and support existing research efforts combining traditional geophysics with novel data science techniques to improve monitoring capabilities for underground nuclear explosions. The selected applicant will be responsible for developing and applying signal processing algorithms to unique seismic datasets. Opportunities are available to explore the full seismic processing pipeline, including signal detection, signal association, event location, and event identification. Click here for more information.
2-yr Postdoc at The University of Michigan, US:
The geophysics group at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral research position in seismology to work on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). Research topics of interest include urban seismology, ocean-bottom seismology, volcanology, or environmental seismology. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in DAS data collection and being involved in several projects for the coming years. Click here for more information.

Technical positions

Assistant Project Scientist at Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, US:
Apply by May 26, 2021. The Global Seismology Group at UC Berkeley conducts research on deep earth structure from the upper mantle to the inner core using forward and inverse seismological data and methodologies with the goal of understanding the dynamics and evolution of our planet. We seek individuals with strong seismic data analysis and modeling skills to participate in our research on upper mantle and inner core structure. For inquiries, please contact Emily Martinez at Click here for more information.
Senior Technical Officer / Technical Officer at Canberra / ACT, Australia:
Based within the Geophysics Research group the main responsibilities of the seismology technician include, but are not limited to:
- Maintenance of our seismic instrument pool. This includes testing, repairing and preparing instruments for field deployment.
- Provide technical support to our field program. This will include training users of our equipment, planning and participating in remote fieldwork.
- Develop systems to improve instrument maintenance and field data capture.
- Assist in land clearances by liaising with landowners and traditional owners.
 Click here for more information.

Electrical Engineer for Sensor Development and SignalAnalysis at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States:
We are seeking a driven and results-oriented Electrical Engineer to support existing research efforts to test geophysical instrumentation and perform signal analysis of seismic data. All research is team-oriented and directed at increasing national and international monitoring capabilities for underground nuclear explosions. Opportunities exist to conduct research on improving methods for signal analysis of unique seismic datasets and interpret the results and communicate findings through presentations and publications. Click here for more information.
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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