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:

PhD Scholarship in Numerical Modelling of Earthquake and Tsunami Source
  • Institute: University Federico II, Napoli, Italy (funded by INGV)
  • Starting: To be determined
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Deadline: Refer to the webpage for application details
  • More information: The research activity will focus on joint earthquake-tsunami modelling for probabilistic hazard and early warning applications.

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PhD in Seismic noise for crustal variation monitoring and upper Earth structure determination

  • Institute: INGV Bologna
  • Starting: 1 November 2023
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Deadline: 22 August 2023
  • More information: PhD scholarship on “Seismic noise for crustal variation monitoring and upper Earth structure determination” in the framework of the 39th cycle of the Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenges PhD course of the University of Bologna. Questions? Contact

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PostDoc seismic noise at INGV Bologna 

  • Institute: INGV Bologna
  • Starting: From November ’23
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Deadline: 19 September
  • Further questions:

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Postdoctoral Scholar Position at ETH Zurich in Earthquake Physics and High-Frequency Ground Motion

  • Institute: ETH Zurich
  • Starting Date: From October 2023
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Deadline: 31th August

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Post-Doctoral Scholar Position at Nevada Geodetic Laboratory (NGL)

  • Institute: The Nevada Geodetic Laboratory (NGL), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
  • Starting: 1 October 2023
  • Duration: Up to nearly 3 years (depending on satisfactory progress) October 1, 2023 – July 31, 2026
  • Deadline: October 1, 2023

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Faculty Position in Geological and Planetary Sciences

  • Institute: California Institute of Technology
  • Starting: 5 September 2023 (or until position is filled)
  • Location: Pasadena, California, USA
  • Deadline: Open until filled (Initial review begins on September 5, 2023)

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Visiting Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

  • Institute: Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), The University of Tokyo
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 4 to 12 months (starting between April 1, 2024, and October 1, 2024)
  • Deadline: August 1, 2023 (Japan Standard Time) Â

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

  • Institute: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Duration: 30 months
  • Deadline: 14 August 2023 (late applications may be considered, please contact Sergei Lebedev at regarding that)

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PhD and Postdoc in seismic imaging for EGS

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The Group of Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow at the University of Geneva ( is seeking doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in seismology for a period of four and two years, respectively, starting in Fall 2023. The interviews will start at the end of August and will continue until suitable profiles are found. The candidates, supported by industry, will work on seismic imaging methods for the exploration of the subsurface at the site of an upcoming Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) project in Switzerland. This project will benefit from a close collaboration with GeoEnergie Suisse, a geothermal company based in Switzerland ( The candidates will work mainly on the development and application of ambient noise tomography with dense nodal networks. The candidates are required to participate in fieldwork in the Swiss canton of Jura and in the other activities of the team. Strong programming skills including experience with HPC clusters and a good understanding of geological systems to gather site-specific geological/geophysical prior information are advantages. The researcher will have the opportunity to teach in the framework of the MSc and BSc programs of the Department of Earth Sciences ( and will be encouraged to attend national and international conferences and publish in high-impact journals.The required skills for these positions are:

– MSc and Ph.D. in seismology for the Ph.D. and PostDoc positions, respectively.
– Expertise in seismic data processing and tomography.
– Advanced programming skills (Python, Matlab, etc) and familiarity with Linux environments.
– Fluency in English.The following skills are desired:
– Experience with applied seismology, e.g. for the geothermal sector.
– Experience and enthusiasm for fieldwork.
– Fluency in French and/or German
– Driving license.Applications should include:
• Cover letter explaining the reasons for applying and a research statement describing the main research interests and vision (max. 3 pages).
• Full Curriculum Vitae, including previous employment and university training, the date and title of the doctoral thesis (including proof of awarded title), publications, conference presentations/invited lectures, classes taught, and any student research supervised if applicable.
• Names and contact information of up to five referees.Additional info:
Geneva is an international city, surrounded by a spectacular natural setting, located at the core of Europe. The University of Geneva is an equal-opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity. For more information, please contact Genevieve Savard ( and/or Matteo Lupi (
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