Researcher at the Swedish National Seismic network
Sort on published: 2017-12-06
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from sub-microscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department's programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information see www.geo.uu.se.
The Swedish National Seismic Network, SNSN (www.snsn.se), operates 65 broad-band seismic stations distributed over the length of the country. Local, regional and teleseismic earthquakes are routinely recorded, analyzed and archived. In addition to the daily operation of the network, the SNSN provides information service to support society when natural disasters occur, mostly earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. This service is provided to government agencies, media, the general public and businesses as well as international collaborators. A significant part of the work within the SNSN involves development of methods of data analyses, maintenance in the field, international data exchange and collaboration with other seismological networks in Europe and other parts of the world. The SNSN currently employs 10 persons, some of which on part-time positions. Organizational, the SNSN is located in the Geophysics program at the Department of Earth Sciences, and there is close collaboration between the SNSN and the Earthquake Seismology group in the Geophysics program.
Seismologist at the SNSN. Take active part in the development of methods and software for seismic data processing and analysis. Participate in research on, and routine analysis of, local, regional and teleseismic events. Participate in information services to authorities, media and the general public as well as outreach. Field work for maintenance of permanent stations and occasional deployment of temporary stations. Participation in development projects, including with industry or international collaborators.
Qualifications: PhD in seismology or similar, preferably with a focus on method development and computational analysis. Experience with analysis of local earthquake data is required and knowledge of seismic network operations is an advantage. Familiarity with Linux/UNIX-systems is necessary as is experience with programming (Python/C/shell scripts).
Other qualifications and merits: Experience from international collaboration in larger projects is an advantage. Field work experience is a plus, as is experience of information services. We emphasize communication skills and ability to work in a group. A driver’s license is an advantage.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to individual qualifications.
Starting date: as soon as possible, after mutual agreement.
Type of employment: Full time position.
Working hours: 100%.
For information about the employment contact:
- Björn Lund, SNSN, tel. +46 18 471 2390, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Roland Roberts, Professor, tel. +46 18 471 2384, e-mail: email@example.com.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 31 january 2018, UFV-PA 2017/3772.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3772
Last application date: 2018-01-31