[unav_all] Job announcements for listserv

Shelley Olds olds at unavco.org
Wed Sep 8 15:27:10 MDT 2010

Positions Available at GeoPRISMS Office, Rice University

The MARGINS Office, currently located at Lamont Doherty Earth  
Observatory, will be transitioning operations to the new GeoPRISMS  
Office at Rice University, with Julia Morgan serving as Chair of the  
GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee and Office.

GeoPRISMS is a scientific initiative designed by the Earth Science  
community and funded by the National Science Foundation. The purpose  
of the GeoPRISMS Office will be to foster and facilitate integrated  
interdisciplinary study of continental margins, on a national and  
international level, and to develop and implement compatible education  
and outreach efforts. To ensure that the Office serves as a focal  
point for the planning, organization, communication and interaction  
within the Earth Science community, at least two staff positions will  
be filled.  Each position will exist for up to three years. Positions  
will start afterOct. 1, 2010.

The GeoPRISMS Science Coordinator, a full-time position, will be  
responsible for day-to-day operations of the Office, and will act as  
the scientific assistant to the Chair.  The ideal candidate will have  
a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field, and experience as a  
postdoctoral scientist, although candidates with a Masters degree in  
the geosciences, and significant experience in the field, may be  
considered. Duties will include scientific interaction with  
researchers around the world; writing, editing and distributing the  
semi-annual GeoPRISMS newsletter, working group reports, and meeting  
minutes; developing materials for the GeoPRISMS web site; overseeing  
meeting logistics, travel arrangements and on-site support; and  
implementing education and outreach components for the GeoPRISMS  
Office. Expertise in web site and data base design and management,  
well-developed interpersonal skills, and excellent writing and  
organizational skills, are essential.  The position will require  
periodic travel. Salary level is competitive and will be based on the  
qualifications of the candidate.

The GeoPRISMS Office Administrator, a three quarter-time position,  
will be responsible for web site maintenance, assistance with projects  
in education and outreach; document production and word processing;  
logistical and travel arrangements for national and international  
meetings, including negotiating venues, estimating budgets, and  
arranging reimbursements for participants; office budget management;  
and office correspondence, including responding to requests for  
program information. The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree,  
and experience in event planning, web site management, desktop  
publishing, and proficiency in UNIX and Mac operating systems and  
software are desired.  Strong organizational and communication skills  
and the ability to manage diverse tasks are required. A background in  
geoscience would also be an advantage.  The position will require  
periodic travel to facilitate meeting logistics. Salary level is  
competitive and will be based on the qualifications of the candidate.

Please apply online at https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp 
. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV and  
names and contact information for three references. Questions should  
be directed to Dr. Julia Morgan, Dept. of Earth Science, MS-126, 6100  
Main Street, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA. E-mail: morganj at rice.edu 
. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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