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University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/06/2021

Requisition Number PRN27895B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00107 - Seismograph Stations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000 to $60,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations ( UUSS , web quake.utah.edu) invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earthquake Seismology.

The successful applicant will work with UUSS faculty, staff, and students on problems related to earthquake detection, location, and characterization in the Intermountain West, including the Wasatch fault zone and the Yellowstone volcanic region. UUSS has active projects related to enhanced geothermal development, mining-induced seismicity, discrimination of explosions from earthquakes, and machine learning-based methods applied to generating seismic catalogs. While primary datasets are available from the regional seismic networks operated by UUSS , supplemental data can be generated using the University of Utah pool of 200 three-component, short-period (5 Hz) Nodal seismometers. The position has the possibility of extension for additional years pending acceptable progress and availability of funding. Opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and outreach will be made available for those interested in pursuing an academic track. Reasonable expenses related to relocation will be reimbursed and approximately $5,000 per year is available for non-personnel expenses such as travel and professional development.


In addition to research, the successful applicant is expected to serve rotations as a UUSS duty seismologist (leading the initial UUSS response to events of interest), which will periodically require 24/7 availability via cell/pager

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field is required at the time of appointment.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

To apply submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. The position is available as early as November 15, 2021, and a review of applications will begin immediately. Questions may be directed to UUSS Director Keith Koper (keith.koper@utah.edu) or UUSS Associate Director Kris Pankow (Kris.Pankow@utah.edu).

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.