Alaska Earthquake Center Data Specialist

Fairbanks, Alaska
Nov 01, 2018
Dec 01, 2018
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The ALASKA EARTHQUAKE CENTER is looking to fill the position of a Research Professional/Data Specialist to join our team on the front lines of earthquake monitoring.

The Alaska Earthquake Center is part of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The center’s mission spans monitoring, research, and public engagement. The Data Specialist is expected to have involvements across all three mission areas, participate in the day-to-day activities of the Center and work in a coordinated fashion within a collegial team.

To be successful applicants must demonstrate (i) a passion for earthquakes, (ii) ease and comfort in using computers, (iii) a talent for spatial thinking, and (iv) a capacity to work in a coordinated fashion. On occasion, the position requires being on-call for 24/7 to respond to significant earthquakes.

Alaska has long been a land of growth and opportunity. The unparalleled tectonics and landscape create countless science opportunities as well as hazards with a profound impact on society. We are seeking a career colleague who embraces this spirit and is drawn to the prospect of being part of a mission that matters.

Full description and application information can be found at Application review begins on November 12. Questions about the position can be directed to Natalia Ruppert (

UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

Dr. Natalia Ruppert

Seismic Network Manager/Seismologist

Alaska Earthquake Center

University of Alaska Fairbanks