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 project at Cambridge, UK:
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 14, 2021. We seek a talented PhD student to help investigate what happens when subduction stops using seismological data from Borneo’s first dense seismic network. Sabah, northern Borneo, is experiencing a post-subduction phase of the tectonic cycle, since subduction ceased along its eastern margin approximately 5 million years ago. In order to understand how and why subduction stopped, and how mantle processes and the regional stress field control this stage of the tectonic cycle, we require first-order images and geophysical constraints of the crust and upper mantle.
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PostDoc positions

Research Geophysicist at DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, US:
Deadline: 07/26/2021. Synthesizing geophysical observations to model and describe seismic sources and the earthquake process; Developing innovative, sophisticated computer algorithms and/or models that advance existing methods of defining earthquake source parameters and associated seismotectonics; Performing rapid characterization and documentation of significant global earthquakes; and, Leading in the response to damaging or catastrophic earthquakes at the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC).  Click here for more information.
Young Research Fellow 2022 at JAMSTEC, Japan:
Deadline: August 16, 2021. Successful applicants are expected to conduct scientific work independently on research topics of their own choice or to become involved in research already being conducted at JAMSTEC. Research grants will be provided to successful applicants to facilitate the smooth start-up of their research at JAMSTEC (¥1,000,000 for the first fiscal year and ¥500,000 for each of the second and third years). The successful applicant will also have access to the necessary facilities and equipment in JAMSTEC during the contract period. Each successful applicant will be assigned a mentor and a sub-mentor. The mentor and the sub-mentor are responsible for providing advice on the successful applicant's research progress and support for the all aspects of research life. Click here for more information.
Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Seismology Available at SUSTech, China:
The Earth and Space Sciences department at SUSTech is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in seismology, including various directions focusing on understanding earthquake/volcano/landslide physics and imaging deep earth structure. The initial contract for successful applications would be for two years. Reappointment or promotion to be assistant/associate research professor is possible, subject to work performance and satisfactory progress. For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Dr. Lingling Ye ( To apply, please send a CV (including education/work experience, list of publications), a short (2-5 pages) statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least two academic references to Review of applications will begin in August and will continue until positions are filled.       
Postdoctoral Fellow in Geophysics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong:
Deadline: 2022-01-31. The research focus is on earthquake and volcanic processes. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment. Previous experience in at least one of the following areas is preferred: seismic/geodetic data processing/analysis, earthquake detection and location, seismic tomography, numerical modelling, and machine learning application in geophysics. The initial appointment is for one year and can be renewed subject to satisfactory progress. Applicants should send a CV, a 1-2 page statement of research interest, and the contact information of 2 academic references to Dr. Yen Joe TAN (yjtan{at} The start date is flexible but preferably by January 2022. The salary will depend on experience but will start at ~HKD$445k per year (~USD$57k) per year.
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto Mississauga, US:
Deadline: 2021-08-15. The Earthquake Physics Research Group in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga ( invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. We specifically seek candidates with a background in observational seismology and/or numerical modeling of fault rupture dynamics.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research (such as publications in leading discipline-specific academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades for work in the field), and must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level. They will also be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Excellence in student mentoring may be demonstrated by successfully supervised student theses, presentations, or publications, evidence of strong performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, and strong referee endorsements on the subject of student mentoring. Applications should submit (1) a cover letter outlining their research and mentoring experience and areas of expertise, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) current curriculum vitae, and (4) names of two referees. All application materials must be submitted via email to with subject title “Postdoctoral Fellowship – [Last Name].” Applications must be received by August 15, 2021 in order to be considered. This position is expected to begin within the 2021-22 academic year, but the exact start date is flexible. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal. All inquiries should be sent to the email listed above.

Tenure Track positions

Tenured/Tenure-Track at exas A&M University, College-Geosciences, Geology and Geophysics, US:
The Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is conducting a search to fill two full-time tenured or tenure-track positions with 9-month academic appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.  We seek creative faculty members who will lead vibrant, cutting edge research programs that can leverage the strengths of Texas A&M and the Department of Geology & Geophysics, while expanding our reach into national and international-scale initiatives.  We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This is an open-discipline search, and we seek applicants with backgrounds that strengthen or complement research within the Department of Geology and Geophysics. For more information about the department, please refer to:  This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. Click here for more information.

Technical positions and others

Director of the UCSC Seismic Imaging Consortium,  UC Santa Cruz, US:
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Director of the UCSC Seismic Imaging Consortium. The UCSC Seismic Imaging Consortium, Wavelet Transform on Propagation and Imaging (WTOPI), is an industry-academic partnership that develops new techniques of seismic imaging for complex environments. More information about WTOPI can be found at Click here for more information.
Operational Seismologist at KNMI, Netherlands:
The R&D Seismology & Acoustics (R&DSA) department operates a network of seismo-acoustical monitoring stations in the Netherlands. Volcano monitoring is done on the BES-islands where additional GNSS measurements are being made. Experimental developments are guided towards low-cost sensors for micro-gravity measurements and multi-sensor platforms. 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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