[unav_all] Six new research and technical positions at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Richard Allen rallen at seismo.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 30 11:05:35 MST 2011


UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory: 
Six new research and technical positions

Research of the earthquake source, development and implementation of earthquake early warning

The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) is pleased to announce six new positions, including post-doctoral and permanent positions.  These positions are all to work with the earthquake source physics and earthquake early warning group lead by Prof Richard Allen.  The group is working to better understand the physics of large magnitude earthquakes and to develop methodologies for earthquake early warning.  The implementation of these methodologies will be tested on California’s real-time geophysical networks, where we will evaluate their current and likely future performance.  Earthquake early warning is the rapid detection of earthquakes underway, estimation of the ground shaking hazard they pose, and warning of people in harm’s way.  The successful applicants will work on a variety of projects related to early warning and real-time operations at the BSL.  These will likely include research of the early phases of rupture nucleation and propagation, the development of seismic- and geodetic-based methods for rapid earthquake characterization, the use of new types of geophysical networks including MEMS-type sensors, the development of delivery tools to provide the warning, and the engagement of warning users. 

Funding for all the positions is available beginning January 1, 2012, positions will be open until filled.  Additional information about the positions, including the timeline for application evaluation, will be posted on the BSL webpage as it becomes available:

http://seismo.berkeley.edu/seismo.positions.html

To learn more about the early warning project and these positions at BSL please talk to one of the following at the upcoming AGU meeting:  Richard Allen, Roland Bürgmann, Doug Dreger, Peggy Hellweg, Ingrid Johanson, Doug Neuhauser. 



The six positions are:

1. Researcher.  This fulltime staff research position is directed toward the development of seismic methodologies for early warning.  This is a primarily a research position and will also involve some management of the early warning project.  Applicants should have a PhD in geophysics and additional postdoctoral experience is preferred.  More details will be posted on the BSL website as they become available.

2. Academic Program Manager.  This fulltime staff position is focused on development of the BSL Earthquake Research Affiliates (ERA) Program (http://seismo.berkeley.edu/ERA/).  The successful applicant will interface with existing ERA members and develop new members.  He/she will help guide real-time earthquake information product development, and there is also the possibility of participating in the research and implementation if appropriate.  It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have a PhD in science, if not in geophysics.  More details will be posted on the BSL website as they become available.

3. Postdoctoral Fellow in real-time geodesy.  This postdoctoral fellowship is focused on the use of real-time GPS data for the purpose of real-time earthquake information products including earthquake early warning.  In addition, up to 25% of the time can be spent on independent research projects.  The initial appointment will be for one year.  Reappointment for a second and possibly third year is expected but dependent on satisfactory progress.  The review of applications will start January 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter detailing their research interests and a CV to applications at seismo.berkeley.edu.  Questions about the position should be sent to the same email address.

4. Postdoctoral Fellow in the physics of large earthquakes.  This postdoctoral fellowship is focused on study of the physics of large magnitude earthquakes and extraction of key parameters for rapid earthquake information products including earthquake early warning.  In addition, up to 25% of the time can be spent on independent research projects.  The initial appointment will be for one year.  Reappointment for a second and possibly third year is expected but dependent on satisfactory progress.  The review of applications will start January 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter detailing their research interests and a CV to applications at seismo.berkeley.edu.  Questions about the position should be sent to the same email address.

5. Junior Programmer Analyst.  A fulltime staff position to support the earthquake early warning project and related real-time operations.  More details will be posted on the BSL website as they become available.

6. Senior Programmer Analyst.  A fulltime staff position to support the earthquake early warning project and related real-time operations.  More details will be posted on the BSL website as they become available.

The specific responsibilities of all the positions are negotiable, and interested applicants should contact Prof. Richard Allen (rallen at seismo.berkeley.edu) to discuss interests.  If you would like to receive additional email notifications as position details and application deadlines become available send email to applications at seismo.berkeley.edu.


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://ls.unavco.org/pipermail/unav_all/attachments/20111130/a85368e0/attachment.html


More information about the unav_all mailing list