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Postdoctoral Scholar in Seismic Waveform Tomography
Researcher or Project Scientist with focus on geodetic networks and research

Postdoctoral Scholar in Seismic Waveform Tomography

Overview:
The global seismology group at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory is inviting applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in seismic waveform tomography of the earth's mantle at the global and continental scale.

The primary research project will focus on developing a high resolution model of the North American upper mantle using a variety of regional seismic data and a combination of numerical waveform modeling with constraints from secondary observables.

The initial appointment is for 1 year with a possibility of renewal depending on progress and the availability of funding.

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled; the first review of applications will be January 8, 2015. The appointment can start as early as Feb 1st, 2015.

Basic Qualifications:
Candidates must have completed all degree requirements, excluding the dissertation, for a PhD or equivalent in earth sciences or a related field by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
PhD or equivalent in earth sciences or a related field by expected start date. Must have experience in broadband seismic waveform analysis and/or numerical modeling.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. For information on UC Postdoc benefits, please visit: http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/index.htm. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply:
Complete an application at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00626. Application materials must include: a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research experience and interests, and the names of three referees.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http:// apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letter.

Please direct questions to Professor Barbara Romanowicz at: barbara.romanowicz {at} gmail.com

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Researcher or Project Scientist with focus on geodetic networks and research

Overview:
The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) provides robust hazard information while engaging in essential geophysical research. Throughout the BSL's long history of innovation beginning with the 1887 installation of the first seismograph in the western hemisphere, our commitment to probing the Earth's deepest secrets has remained unchanged.

The available position could be filled as a Researcher or Project Scientist depending on the qualifications and research goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will manage the operation of BARD, the BSL's network of permanent, continuously telemetered Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) stations, and will also engage in additional research activities. In the professional researcher title, the incumbent will be expected to engage independently and directly in research, serve as Principle Investigator for projects and secure independent funding as the research program/project grows. In the project scientist title, the incumbent will be primarily responsible for carrying out research under the supervision of the BSL Director or another researchers. Within either series, the successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant, Associate, or Full title based on professional achievement and experience.

The specific activities will depend on the interests of the individual but might include the use of GNSS, InSAR and seismic data to develop models of active deformation in northern California for research projects funded by federal agencies (USGS, NASA and NSF), and others. This research is focused on rapid, real-time earthquake information (earthquake early warning), the characterization of earthquake hazard in the region based on long-term deformation, and on furthering the understanding of the mechanics of time dependent tectonic processes. Project updates and research results will be reported to the sponsors and published in peer-reviewed research journals.

Duties:
The incumbent will focus 65% time on the scientific supervision and management of the BARD program (Bay Area Regional Deformation network) and research based on analysis of GNSS, InSAR and/or seismic data. At 35%, the incumbent will be expected to conduct independent research based on his or her interests and experience. Independence level and publication expectations will be higher at the professional researcher level.

BARD is a network of 32 permanent GNSS stations located throughout northern and central California operated by the BSL. The data are telemetered continuously to UC Berkeley. Responsibilities as BARD lead include: assuring the high quality and completeness of the BARD data, providing guidance to the BSL field engineering and IT teams for necessary maintenance, upgrades and code developments; responsibility for making sure that the data are available to US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and other users in a timely manner, and that information on the BARD website is current; coordination of data exchange and real time processing with the geodetic team at the USGS/Menlo Park and the seismic networks teams at BSL and USGS, and development of methodologies for the use of GNSS data to produce rapid, real time earthquake information.

Minimum Requirements:
Doctoral degree or equivalent in Earth and Planetary Sciences or Geodesy with a focus on seismological or crustal deformation studies.

Additional Requirements:
Expertise in the acquisition and processing of Global Naviation Satellite System (GNSS) data using existing software packages that support real-time processing as well as daily and sub-daily GNSS coordinate solutions. Experience with the processing software and familiarity with software tools needed to post-process, archive and post the results of the analysis on-line are required.

Preferred Requirements:
Experience with Track and TrackRT, and the GAMIT/GLOBK software packages for the production of rapid GNSS products and daily and sub-daily GNSS coordinate solutions.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification based on classification. UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

To Apply:
Complete an applicatyion online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00641. Materials must include a current CV, a statement of research and contact information for 3 to 5 professional references. References will only be contacted for final candidates. Publications will be required for candidates requesting consideration at the professional researcher level and are optional for candidates requesting consideration at the project scientist level

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. The appointment can start as early as Feb 1st, 2015.

Additional information can also be obtained from Prof. Richard Allen, BSL Director (rallen {at} berkeley {dot} edu), Professor Roland Burgmann (burgmann {at} seismo {dot} berkeley {dot} edu) or Dr. Peggy Hellweg, BSL Operations Manager (peggy {at} seismo {dot} berkeley {dot} edu).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.