Job Posting: Postdoc and Marine Technician positions

1) Postdoctoral Position in Geophysics – The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2) IODP-JRSO Seeking Marine Technicians – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


1) Postdoctoral Position in Geophysics – The University of Oregon

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon. This position will develop and conduct independent research in the broad fields of earthquake and/or tsunami science. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):  Modeling of large ruptures and wave propagation; Crustal deformation modelling; Real-time GNSS observations and processing; Observational seismology of large events; Ground motion; Modeling and observation of tsunami propagation and local effects; Tsunami early warning. The primary research advisors will be Valerie Sahakian and Diego Melgar.

Candidates must have a PhD in Geophysics or related field by the time of hire. Candidates should have strong mathematical/numerical, programming, and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter describing the candidate’s academic qualifications and professional qualifications, motivations, research ideas, and fit to the project goals;
  2. A curriculum vitae; and
  3. Contact information for three references.

Apply here:

Review of applications will begin on February 1st, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Valerie Sahakian ( with further questions regarding the position.

Department and University Summary:

The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the college of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science, and is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field and department. The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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2) IODP-JRSO Seeking Marine Technicians – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Seeking temporary Marine Technicians to sail on JR

The International Ocean Discovery Program – JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (IODP–JRSO) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is currently accepting applications to fill several temporary Marine Technician positions (TAMU title: Program Aide). IODP Marine Technicians are required to sail on the Research Vessel JOIDES Resolution, which operates worldwide on two-month long scientific drilling expeditions. Employee shifts at sea are 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for each expedition.  The technicians assist with core handling and curation and work in one of the laboratories on the ship, which cover a range of geoscience specialties including core description, physical properties, downhole logging, paleomagnetism, geochemistry, microbiology, microscopy, paleontology, underway geophysics, and making thin sections. The employee must be able to pass a seagoing physical exam and must be able to obtain and hold a passport and appropriate visas. The positions require at least a Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant field. These temporary positions have proven to be a great stepping stone to the full-time Marine Technician positions.

Details concerning the job and how to apply are given in the online job ad at:

TAMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


Special Volume in G-cubed on Subduction Zone Processes

We are pleased to announce that a special volume has been approved in G-cubed called “Insights into Subduction Zone Processes from Models and Observations of Exhumed Terranes”. Submission to this special volume is now open and will be open until November 2022! We encourage you to consider submitting your papers to this volume. The submission portal can be found here: The special volume can be found in the pull-down menu for special issues.

The G3 call for papers can be found here:

Below is the formal volume description:

Insights into Subduction Zone Processes from Models and Observations of Exhumed Terranes

Subduction zones hold a position of unique significance in shaping the evolution of the Earth. They are pathways of chemical exchange between the surface and interior of the Earth, and as such contribute to such fundamental processes as continent formation, deep Earth water and carbon cycling, and thermal evolution of the mantle. Many important subduction zone processes occur within the interior of the Earth, where they cannot be directly observed. Understanding of these processes is driven by modeling, experiments, and by studies of rocks exhumed from paleo-subduction zones. In recent years, focused international collaborations (ZIP, E-FIRE) have driven progress in modeling, experiments and analysis of exhumed rocks from the subduction plate interface. In this special theme, we solicit contributions that use numerical modeling, experimental petrology, field observation, and analysis of exhumed rocks to better understand physical and chemical processes that occur at depth inside subduction zones.

Best wishes,

Maureen, Sarah, Matt, Philippe and Taras

Maureen Feineman
Sarah Penniston-Dorland
Matthew Kohn
Philippe Agard
Taras Gerya

Registration Open – Virtual Marine Seismology Symposium – March 8-19, 2021

Registration is now open for the Marine Seismology Symposium, which will be held virtually over two weeks, March 8-19th, 2021. There is no registration fee for this meeting but you must register to participate by February 3rd:

The symposium will include plenary science sessions as well as virtual “poster” sessions, all held via Zoom and a website-based meeting platform. The plenaries will be held in about 6 main sessions, each 2-4 hours in length, over the course of the two weeks with at least one session held in a Euro/Asia friendly time zone. Recordings of plenaries will be made available to view shortly after the sessions. “Posters” will be presented via pre-recorded videos along with live moderated sessions. Discussion forums will also be available for further asynchronous interactions. A draft agenda is available on the symposium website:

We would also like to encourage the organization of complementary special interest group discussions and related events, and will facilitate this as much as possible with the resources we have available. Feedback throughout the planning and execution of the Marine Seismology Symposium is always welcome. Please send an email to and your thoughts will be shared with the organizing committee.

We are looking forward to this event and hope you will join us in March! Feel free to send this email on to other mailing lists or potential attendees.

The Marine Seismology Symposium Organizing Committee: Kasey Aderhold (IRIS), Emily Roland (WWU), Masako Tominaga (WHOI), Anne Tréhu (OSU), Bob Woodward (IRIS), Patrick Hart (USGS), Donna Shillington (NAU), Sean Higgins (LDEO), Sean Gulick (UTIG), Monica Kohler (Caltech), Helen Janiszewski (U of Hawaii, Manoa), Lindsay Worthington (UNM), Anne Bécel (LDEO), John Orcutt (SIO), Guilherme de Melo (UFRN), Jianhua Gong (MIT), Liam Moser (WHOI)