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.

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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.