of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track position in hydrogeophysics at the assistant professor level. This is a joint position (#4866) between the Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. We seek a hydrogeophysicist with expertise in the development and use of near-surface geophysical techniques for hydrological problems and interested in integrative research. Of particular interest are emerging applications in electrical and electromagnetic geophysics such as complex resistivity and magnetic resonance sounding.
This position is part of a growing emphasis on watershed science exemplified by the new Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG; uwyo.edu/wycehg). This interdisciplinary, NSF-funded center houses new facilities dedicated to near-surface geophysics and surface/subsurface hydrology. The successful hire will have an earned PhD in geophysics, civil engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment, will have the potential to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, will integrate his/her research with the goals of WyCEHG and will provide academic support to the Ph.D. Program in Hydrology (WRESE; uwyo.edu/wrese).
The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.
The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file to: Dr. W. Steven Holbrook, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must contain a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
A 24 months post-doctoral position is available in the Electromagnetism for
Geo-sciences group for a highly motivated young researcher to investigate
the modelling and the measurement of shallow marine electromagnetic data
acquired with a series of new instruments developed in the laboratory. Among
the scientific objectives, we are working on littoral studies (flux of fresh
water, destabilization of slopes, risks caused by infiltration of land
aquifer water in the sea shore in presence of biogenic gas). We are also
working on high resolution imaging of the shallow (from meter to 100 m) sub
bottom geology with joint inversion of EM and acoustic data.
The objective of the postdoctoral work is to participate in the developement
and testing of modelling tools in either frequency or time domain EM to be applied to these objectives.
The candidate will work with scientific programming as well as scientific
instrumentation engineers and be part of a strong group in marine
geosciences with skills in all geological domains involved in littoral
The postdoctoral position is funded by both the Finistere department council
and industry projects and strongly supported by industry.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in geophysics with good practices of
electromagnetic field as well as a strong modelling practice in EM and if
possible inversion. The candidate should have a strong background in EM
The ability to conduct independent research and excellent communication
skills are essential.
Autonomy for writing reports, instructions and publications is required.
Applicants should submit before the 30th of January at the latest a detailed
Curriculum Vitae including contact address, email, academic qualifications,
scientific and research experience, list of publications and any other
information which the candidate feels may be relevant in supporting his/her
application. In addition, they should provide a cover letter including their
motivation and their future research objectives. The PhD must have been
obtained less than 4 years ago.
Send the files electronically to both Pr Pascal Tarits :
email@example.com and Dr Jean-François D'Eu : firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection of the candidate should be achieved before the end of February
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Applications are invited for a PhD student position in the field of applied and environmental geophysics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The position is fully funded for three years with the possibility of extension for one additional year. The PhD research project will focus on the stochastic estimation of subsurface geophysical and hydrological parameters from geophysical data, with the goal of obtaining meaningful uncertainty estimates regarding those parameters. Proper quantification of uncertainty is essential in any scientific discipline if the results are to be used in a predictive context and for decision making purposes. In particular, the student will investigate the effects of various sources of data and model error on the parameter estimates obtained, the corresponding influence on hydrological predictions (e.g., groundwater flow, contaminant transport), and methods by which such errors can be effectively dealt with in the estimation procedure.
Applicants should have a Masters degree in geophysics, physics, or a related quantitative discipline, and some experience with numerical computation (e.g., MATLAB, FORTRAN, C). A strong command of written and spoken English is essential and, although not critical, an understanding of French is an advantage. The PhD research project will be supervised by Dr. James Irving. Our dynamic and rapidly growing research group possesses an extensive collection of geophysical field equipment, our own cluster computing resources, and we are scenically located on the shores of Lake Geneva, a region of outstanding natural beauty offering an exceptionally high quality of life. For further information on our personnel and ongoing research activities, see: http://www.unil.ch/ig
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, along with the names and addresses of two referees by September 30, 2012 to Dr. James Irving (email@example.com).
The Center for Research of the Terrestrial Environment (CRET) at the University of Lausanne has an opening for a post-doctoral scientist in the field of applied and environmental geophysics. The position is available as early as November 1, 2012 and comes as an initial 1-year contract, renewal for an additional 2 x 2 years for a total of 5 years.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and independently carry out his/her own research projects, as well as co-supervise PhD-level thesis projects. A strong command of written and spoken English is essential and, although not critical, an understanding of French is an advantage. The ideal applicant will have a solid mathematical and statistical background, significant numerical computing experience, as well as a strong interest in the application of geophysical methods to hydrological problems. At the time of the appointment, a doctoral degree in either geophysics or quantitative hydrology is required.
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join one of the leading institutes in the recently established and rapidly growing research domain of hydrogeophysics. Our dynamic research group possesses an extensive collection of geophysical field equipment, our own cluster computing resources, and we are scenically located on the shores of Lake Geneva, a region of outstanding natural beauty offering an exceptionally high quality of life. For further information on our personnel and ongoing research activities please see: http://www.unil.ch/ig
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees by September 30, 2012 to Dr. James Irving (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Building upon its strengths in hydrology and geophysics, we invite applicants for this full-time position in Shallow Earth Geophysics. The new hire will have expertise in geophysical field methods as applied to hydrology, hydrogeophysics, geothermal and/or hydrothermal processes. Additional interest in geomorphology, coastal processes, or geologic hazards would be regarded favorably; initiatives in those areas would allow an applicant to further capitalize on opportunities in Hawaii. Areas of exertise could include potential fields, electrical and/or magnetic methods, radar, LiDAR, and seismology. The full range of platform technologies will be considered: land, sea, air, and space-mounted. The new hire will join an entrepreneurial research group with international recognition in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the capability for innovative, high quality research, and for effective teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. They are expected to develop and sustain an outstanding research program and contribute to the department's educational mission. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics or other relevant disciplines received no later than appointment date. Informal inquiries should be directed to the Geophysics Search Committee Chair via email@example.com.
We encourage applicants who will pursue novel applications to problems in Earth and environmental science, especially those that pertain to Hawaii's unique setting. Many opportunities exist for collaboration in various research fields represented within G&G and in SOEST, including the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology and the Dept. of Oceanography, such as hydrology, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, sedimentary geology, volcanology, engineering geology, and structural geology. Additional collaborative opportunities are present with faculty in other units at UH including the Water Resources Research Center, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Geography Department.
To apply, submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae which includes a summary of educational background, previous research and teaching experience, and a list of publications and research funding, (c) a statement of current and future research and teaching interests, and (d) the contact information (postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) for at least three references and official transcripts (copies are acceptable with applications, originals are required upon hire).
Applicants are encouraged to include in their research statement, plans for possible collaborative research with G&G, SOEST and other university faculty. The cover letter should be addressed to the Geophysics Search Committee. To view the University of Hawaii job description of the vacancy announcement, please visit WORKATUH.HAWAII.EDU.
Submit application to:
GG Faculty Search
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East-West RD. POST 701
Honolulu, HI 96822
Electronic submissions are preferred. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2012. The University of Hawai`i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and perspectives.
As part of the worldwide Fugro Group of companies, Fugro Consultants, Inc. provides geotechnical engineering services in the US and overseas. Due our increasing workload, we are currently looking to strengthen and expand our geophysics group, which provides near-surface geophysical survey services for engineering, environmental, structural and subsurface utility engineering investigations.
Full-time and contract positions have become available for Field Geophysicist and Project Geophysicist positions in Houston and the Dallas – Fort Worth areas.
The Field Geophysicist will be responsible for:
• Acquisition of geophysical data in the field;
• Supervision of Geophysical Technicians in the field;
• Preliminary reduction and processing of geophysical data;
• Show an awareness of the implementation of project risk control and risk management;
The requirements for the position are:
• BS (or higher) in Geophysics desired, related disciplines will be considered;
• Experience with the collection of near-surface geophysical data advantageous (in particular Electrical Resistivity Tomography, IP, and MASW techniques);
• Good communication skills;
• Valid drivers license with acceptable motor vehicle record;
• Willingness to travel and work for extended periods in the field.
For the Project Geophysicist position, in addition to the requirements above, the candidate is expected to be able to demonstrate that they have the skills and experience to fulfill the following additional requirements and duties:
• 3 or more years industry experience;
• A good working knowledge of the collection and quality control of near-surface geophysical data in the field;
• Be able to direct, review, and oversee medium to large and/or complex projects;
• Competent at writing technical/interpretative reports and/or papers;
• Liaising with Clients, Property Owners, and other Stakeholders;
• Assist with training and development of junior staff.
These positions are not suitable for candidates with experience only in seismic reflection acquisition / processing for oil and gas exploration.
Fugro Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply for the above position, interested candidates should contact:
Catherine M. Graber
Human Resources Manager
Fugro Consultants, Inc.
6100 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77081
This position is in the Earthquake Hazards Science Center, Southwest Region, with a duty station located in Menlo Park, CA.
Obtains permits for the Salton Seismic Imaging Project, which will produce seismic images beneath the Salton Trough. Conducts all activities necessary to obtain permission for shots at approximately 170 seismic shotpoints and deployment of approximately 3000 seismographs. Prepares permits for and communicates with 26 land- use agencies and many additional private landowners. Assists with field logistics, logging of cuttings from shotpoint drillholes, shooting of shots and surveys seismograph and shotpoint locations.
Acquires, models, processes, and analyzes high-resolution seismic velocity and reflection data in numerous environments for the High- Resolution Seismic Imaging Project. Conducts permitting, surveying, and laying out high-resolution seismic profiles. Operates drilling equipment in preparation for seismic sources. Generates seismic sources, including Betsy Seisguns, accelerated weight drops, and hammer sources. Surveys seismograph and shotpoint locations. Processes, analyzes, and models seismic data using tomographic and forward velocity modeling algorithms and modified reflection (ProMAX) processing.
Conducts field and office work associated with paleoseismic research along active faults. Conducts site selection, layout, and overseeing the excavation of trenches across active strike-slip faults. Prepares, maps, and interprets trench walls for evidence of paleoearthquakes. Collects radiocarbon samples from layers exposed in trenches for purposes of age determination, and prepares samples for laboratory analysis. Interprets LIDAR data, aerial photography, and other high-resolution imagery to locate faults, and builds GIS databases incorporating these elements.
Field work requires physical exertion such as swinging a seismic sledge hammer, using a hand-operated or motorized auger, digging shotholes by hand (postholes), and carrying heavy equipment (up to 75 lbs).
This position will involve travel as necessary to the Salton Trough region to accomplish the above tasks. Field work involves traveling by airplane or vehicle to locations in the US and its territories for periods ranging from days to weeks, as needed. It also involves working in steep terrain, in temperatures ranging from hot (110 degrees F) to cold (32 degrees F), and in conditions ranging from dry to wet.
Operates a motor vehicle as an incidental driver.
US Geological Survey
3020 State University Drive East
Modoc Hall, Suite 2001
Sacramento, CA 95819
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