Research Associate in the field of Ocean Acoustics

The National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) at the University of Mississippi ( invites applications for a Research Associate in the field of Ocean Acoustics.

The National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS is seeking a Research Associate with solid and proven experience in seismic data processing and inversion to lead the effort on an innovative project in Seismic Oceanography. Recent work has shown that marine seismic reflection profiling, a technique commonly used by geophysicists and geologists to image the Earth's crust beneath the seafloor, can produce surprisingly detailed images of thermohaline fine-structure in the ocean; this project aims to perform the first seismic water-column study using a 3D seismic volume acquired in 1000m water depth within the Gulf of Mexico.

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic scientist who will be expected to autonomously conduct the research and publish the results in peer review journals.


This position requires a PhD in Geophysics, Geology, Engineering, Computer Science, Ocean Science or a closely related field. Candidates with a Master of Science and three (3) or more years' experience as a seismic data processor in the oil industry (CGG, ION, PGS, TGS, SLB etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have proven knowledge of seismic data processing of large datasets and inversion, especially multichannel 3D seismic volumes using commercially available software (i.e. Seismic for Unix, Promax, Vista, or similar). Proficiency in code computing and scientific programming (i.e. Phyton, Perl, C++, Matlab or similar) is required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Good knowledge of oceanography and oceanographic processes and experience in analysis of satellite time series data of ocean parameters would be desirable.

Start date:

October, 2017 and no later than January, 2018. The position is for one year, but if results are promising and additional funding resources are available the position may be extended.

Salary: $45,000-$50,000


Please to apply visit, job application must include: an up-to-date CV, a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, and the names and contact information of two references.

posted: 25 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.