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


Open Date 08/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN17993B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

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 55,0000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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

The successful applicant will work withUUSSfaculty, staff, and students on problems related to induced seismicity.UUSShas active projects related to enhanced geothermal development, mining induced seismicity, and discrimination of explosions from earthquakes. Potential research topics include (1) discrimination of tectonic earthquakes from induced earthquakes and non-earthquake sources, (2) estimation of full moment tensors for small-to-moderate seismic events, (3) estimation of fault parameters of micro-earthquakes, (4) detection and high-resolution multi-event relocation of induced seismic sequences. While primary datasets are available from regional seismic networks, in some cases supplemental data will be generated using the University of Utah pool of over 150 three-component, short-period (5 Hz) Nodal seismometers.

The position is renewable for a second year 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.


In addition to research, the successful applicant will be expected to serve rotations as aUUSSduty seismologist (leading the initialUUSSresponse to events of interest), which will periodically require 24/7 availability via cell/pager.

Minimum Qualifications


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 nominal start date is January 1, 2019, however there is flexibility in the actual start date. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions may be directed toUUSSDirector Keith Koper ( orUUSSAssociate Director Kris Pankow (

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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