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Staff Research Associate II

The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) operates and maintains several networks of geophysical instruments in Northern and Central California for earthquake monitoring and research. The BSL currently has an open entry-level staff position open. The main focus is on remote data retrieval and quality control.

In this position, you will be trained to assess data completeness and timing, remotely retrieve missing digital data, inspect spectra and waveforms from each station to assess, data quality and possible instrument problems, and use earthquake analysis programs to review event locations and magnitudes. This role includes opportunities to participate in operations-related research and projects. You will also maintain and update BSL webpages, and create new web pages when necessary. Interacting with the public is a vital part of this role, including answering phone calls and emails to the lab as well as helping out with Hayward Fault tours and class field trips.

The successful candidate will have experience with HTML and CSS. Experience with the UNIX operating system, computer programming (C, C++, Java, Perl, shell scripting), and a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering are preferred, and a background in geophysics and/or seismology is strongly preferred.

For a complete description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please see the UC Berkeley jobs page (job ID number is 20143 ).

Address questions to:

Peggy Hellweg
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
University of California
213 McCone Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-4760


For information about open positions at UC Berkeley, please see Berkeley Jobs.