Job Opening

Assistant Project Scientist - Global Seismology

Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Posted: 04/29/2021

Open Until: 07/24/2021

The Global Seismology Group at UC Berkeley conducts research on deep earth
structure from the upper mantle to the inner core using forward and inverse
seismological data and methodologies with the goal of understanding the
dynamics and evolution of our planet. We seek individuals with strong
seismic data analysis and modeling skills to participate in our research on
upper mantle and inner core structure.

The specific responsibilities of the position are to 1) assemble a dataset
of teleseismic and regional waveforms and develop a high resolution model
of the upper mantle beneath Alaska using full waveform inversion, and in
particular use it for correcting core phases, and 2) complement an existing
global dataset of travel time, amplitude and slowness anomalies for body
wave phases sensitive to inner core structure and, in collaboration with
geodynamicists and mineral physicists, test different possible models for
the development of seismic anisotropy in the inner core.

*Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of application*:
PhD or equivalent international degree
Additional qualifications by start date:
3-5 years post-doctoral experience

*Preferred Qualifications:*
- PhD or equivalent international degree program with a strong background
in seismic travel time and waveform data processing, analysis and modeling
and in particular array processing of broadband seismic data.
- Experience with the theory and computation of earth's normal modes and
waveform simulation using the Spectral Element Method, ray tracing of
teleseismic body waves.
- Experience with using the VPSC and mtex codes to convert mineralogical
models to seismic models and with full waveform inversion methods.
- Experience with integration of seismic, geodynamic and mineralogical
models of the earth's inner core.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- A strong publication record commensurate with experience that
demonstrates proficiency in required skill sets.

*Appointmen*t: This position reports to Prof. Barbara Romanowicz and will
be working at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory at UC Berkeley. The
initial full-time (100%) appointment though UC Berkeley is for one (1) year
with the expectation of extension based on satisfactory performance and
availability of funding. The anticipated start date of this position will
be September 1, 2021.

*Application procedures:*
To apply please submit applications electronically at:

For inquiries, please contact Emily Martinez at
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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 ( prior to submitting their letters.

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Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected
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