The University of Texas at Austin

TexNet Seismic Monitoring Network
and Center for Integrated
Seismicity Research (CISR)

The Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin is leading a research program on earthquakes, both natural and induced (or triggered). The Center for Integrated Seismicity Research (CISR) is a multidisciplinary research center including researchers from the Bureau as well as from the following units of The University of Texas: the Institute for Geophysics; the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations; and the Department of Psychology. We also collaborate with researchers from Southern Methodist University and from Texas A&M University. Our goals are to study and understand earthquakes, both natural and (potentially) induced by human activity, and the risks associated with them. We are implementing a vigorous research program that leverages TexNet, a new seismic monitoring program that was acquired and deployed under this effort. Research topics involving regional processes, geomechanics, reservoir engineering, seismic hazard, risk assessment, and risk communication are all expected. TexNet anticipates filling two positions to foster this project. These positions, described below, are open for applications.

Research Associate
Texas State Seismic Network (TexNet)

The Research Associate will conduct applied and basic seismology-related research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world. Activites include performing original and independent research in the seismology of Texas, the surrounding area of Texas and elsewhere; engaging in outside funding activities and promoting the program with stakeholders; being substantially involved in analyzing data collected from the TexNet seismological monitoring program and other stations or assets that provide quality data; presenting research results to funding agencies and professional meetings; reporting results of research in journal articles and books.

Candidates should have a PhD in geoscience, seismology, geophysics or closely related discipline. Also required are a proven record of successful leadership in a research environment in industry, or in academia in collaboration with industry sponsors; ability and desire to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary, integrated research teams; record of scientific publication in international journals, research performance, and professional achievement commensurate with experience; professional demeanor and excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Research Scientist Associate
Texas State Seismic Network (TexNet)

The Research Scientist Associate will be part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, and participate directly in efforts to install, operate and maintain both permanent and portable seismograph stations; manage data flow; and assist in analyzing earthquake data.

Also the Research Scientist Associate will maintain the Earthquake Management System and work on earthquake locations and signal analysis; assist team members in developing and implementing an effective and efficient data workflow system for TexNet; produce deliverables that are useful to other team members, including the publishing of peer-reviewed literature and present research results in oral and poster formats.

Candidates should have a Masterís degree and 3 years of related experience or a Bachelorís degree and 6 years of experience in physics, electrical engineering, earth science or related field are recommended. This individual must demonstrate the abilities to (1) work effectively in groups and independently, sometimes in difficult field conditions, (2) manage complex datasets, (3) hands-on experience in signal analysis, earthquake location, and scripting computer languages.

See for more information on these positions and how to apply.

The Bureau of Economic Geology is located in Austin, Texas, and is part of The University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau is an equal-opportunity employer.

Please send inquiries to:
Dr. Alexandros Savvaidis, Project Manager of TexNet and Co-PI of CISR
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin.
Phone: (512) 475-9549

published: 17 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.