<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Research Position in Real Time GNSS Operations and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) seeks to fill </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">a research position within the broad areas of real time GNSS data acquisition and processing, facilitating GNSS integration into earthquake early warning efforts, and conducting basic research into crustal deformation processes. This is a permanent position classified as a Research Geophysicist in Pasadena, CA at the GS-13 or GS-14 level with promotion potential to the GS-15 level.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Successful applicants will be expected to make significant contributions </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">to a vigorous program of real time GNSS operations and crustal deformation research</span><span style="font-family:arial">, especially as pertaining to southern California</span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">. </span><span style="font-family:arial"> </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman""> </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Research results should have direct impacts on: </span><span style="font-family:arial">evaluating existing and new strategies for real-time GNSS positioning in order to provide accurate and robust input for earthquake early warning (EEW) algorithms; better quantifying long-term fault slip rates; resolving inter-seismic, co-seismic, and post-earthquake deformation processes; understanding the spatial and temporal partitioning of coseismic and aseismic fault slip over multiple earthquake cycles; quantifying errors in model parameters; and connecting observations with fault constitutive or bulk rheological properties.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Successful applicants will utilize applied mathematics, geodesy, geophysics, and/or seismology to conduct original research in real time GNSS applications and modeling physical processes that characterize crustal deformation over multiple time scales.  Research studies might include evaluating how well GNSS can contribute to EEW algorithms; </span><span style="letter-spacing:-0.05pt;font-family:arial">using</span><span style="letter-spacing:0.25pt;font-family:arial"> </span><span style="font-family:arial">GNSS</span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span><span style="font-family:arial">and other geodetic data to investigate the mechanics of crustal deformation and resolve the</span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span><span style="font-family:arial">spatial and temporal partitioning of coseismic and aseismic fault slip, as applied to<span style="letter-spacing:1.15pt"> interseismic crustal motions and </span>earthquake deformation; </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span><span style="font-family:arial">developing algorithms directed towards rapid earthquake source characterization; and quantitative noise analysis using geodetic data.</span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">  </span><span style="font-family:arial">Methods employed may involve field testing of GNSS hardware or software; preparing GNSS data streams for input into the West Coast EEW (ShakeAlert) infrastructure; characterizing how physical properties of faults and/or the crust affect interseismic and postseismic velocities; developing models grounded in elastic or quasi-static dislocation theory. </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Research products will feed directly into </span><span style="font-family:arial">short-term and long-term earthquake forecasting, including EEW, as well as rapid earthquake response capabilities and probabilistic seismic hazards assessments.</span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Applications (resume and responses to application questions) for this </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">vacancy must be received online via USAJOBS before Friday January </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">6, 2017. Resumes MUST adhere to the format prescribed on USAJOBS, </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">including full narrative descriptions of “Duties, Accomplishments and</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Related Skills” for past work experience.  Resumes should include detailed information for current and past positions: job title; name of company/agency; dates of employment (including month and year of start and end); number of hours worked per week; salary; a narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities; and supervisor’s name and contact information (along with a statement indicating “can call/do not call/contact me before calling” if desired).  Typical resume length is a minimum of two pages with half a page per position.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Transcripts, SF-50s, licenses, and other documents as appropriate MUST </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. A full description </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">of the job opening, qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">found at: </span><a style="font-family:arial" href="https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458783500/" target="_blank">https://www.usajobs.gov/Ge<wbr>tJob/ViewDetails/458783500/</a></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">The Job Announcement Number is </span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:helvetica">SAC-2017-0071</span><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">. The salary range is $94,264 to $144,811 per year in Pasadena, CA.  U.S. citizenship is required.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">Contact Yvonne Jacobs with questions about the application process</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">(phone: 916 278-9386, email: </span><u><span style="color:rgb(16,60,192);font-family:arial"><a href="mailto:yjacobs@usgs.gov" target="_blank">yjacobs@usgs.gov</a> </span></u><span style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-family:arial">.)</span><br clear="all"><br>-- <br></p><div class="gmail_signature"><p><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt">~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~<span> </span><br>
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Jessica Murray</span></p>

<p><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt">Research Geophysicist<br>
US Geological Survey<br>
345 Middlefield Rd., MS 977<br>
Menlo Park, CA 94025<br>
650-329-4864<br>
Fax: 650-329-5163<u><br>
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