GeoPRISMS-Alaska Living Bibliography

Introducting a new GeoPRISMS synthesis product:

The GeoPRISMS-Alaska Living Bibliography

This compendium of papers is curated, annotated and grouped into themes:

  1. The Alaska-Aleutian Megathrust
  2. Magmatic Volatiles at Arcs
  3. Arc Formation and Continental Growth
  4. Arc Volcano Systems

This product is designed as both the go-to place on what GeoPRISMS accomplished in Alaska as well as a living document that is up-to-date with on-going projects, papers and proposals, to keep our community engaged and informed.

There is a button on the Bibliography web page for you to submit updates, edits, suggestions, or reach out to Terry Plank –

Job Posting: Research Fellow Position, Geoscience Workforce and Diversity Specialist

1) Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton

2) UNAVCO Geoscience Workforce and Diversity Specialist


1) Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology, University of Southampton

Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology
University of Southampton – Geology & Geophysics
Location: Southampton, UK
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st July 2020
Closes: 30th August 2020
Job Ref: 1280820HN
Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Fixed Term: 12 months, with possibility to extend for at least an additional 12 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography centre. The successful candidate will play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system, mantle dynamics, the mantle transition zone, seismicity, and/or tectonics either globally or at an oceanic, large igneous province, and/or subduction zone setting. You will work on the European Research Council-funded EURO-LAB project. You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, global imaging of the transition zone, joint seismic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, seismicity, induced seismicity, episodic tremor and slip, synthetic receiver function modelling of geodynamic predictions, full wave-form inversion, seismicity and tectonic studies, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems. There are possibilities to engage with in situ data collected from large ocean bottom seismic experiments for instance at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and several other locations.

There are also several possibilities to expand with fibre optics, machine learning, hazard, oceanographic links, and climate change. In addition to supporting these projects the fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology and geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US, France, Japan and Germany is key.

You will need to have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field. This role is full time fixed term for 12 months with the possibility of extension for at least 12 additional months. Start date would ideally be in the fall, although with some flexibility.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1280820HN on all correspondence.

Further details about the job:

Further details about some of the possible projects:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


2) UNAVCO Geoscience Workforce and Diversity Specialist

Are you or someone you know passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists? Interested in helping to support diversity and inclusion efforts in the geosciences and geodetic community? We need you!

UNAVCO invites applications for the position of Geoscience Workforce and Diversity Specialist. The full position description is available here. The successful applicant will have experience conducting scientific research and have experience working in the space of diversity, equity and inclusion. Primary responsibilities will be managing internship programs and leading diversity and inclusion efforts within UNAVCO and as a representative of UNAVCO to the geoscience community.

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Questions can be directed to either:

Donna Charlevoix:
UNAVCO Human Resources: