Network Manager

Seattle, WA
Mar 19, 2021
Apr 18, 2021
UW HIres Ref #187202
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Network Manager, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Position Announcement: The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network ( at the University of Washington invites applications for the position of Network Manager (Senior Research Scientist).  PNSN is the nation’s state of the art regional seismic network for the states of Oregon and Washington and operates as part of the ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System) in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and others. PNSN is responsible for the timely and accurate authoritative communication of seismic activity to regional governmental and emergency management agencies, and is jointly operated by the Universities of Washington and Oregon. 

Responsibilities will include direct oversight of all the ongoing operations of the network, including the continuous monitoring and reporting of seismic activity via a network of more than 300 geophysical sensor stations throughout the region and data telemetry and data management systems; the analysis of seismic phenomena both as routine operation and research, and for interactions with local, state, federal, and international entities and the public; the further development of new earthquake early warning systems through our role as a key partner in the operation of ShakeAlert; and hiring and supervision of the network staff (currently numbering 22). The ideal candidate will be poised to continuously improve the network, staying abreast of and implementing novel algorithms and technologies relevant to achieving our mission.  

The Network Manager will also enjoy the opportunity to pursue innovative research, and to serve as Principal Investigator or co-PI on both operational and research funding awards, as well as supervise graduate and undergraduate research students and postdoctoral scientists. The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at UW is a vibrant and active research and learning community with particular strength in geophysics, surface processes, tectonics, glaciology, and many related fields.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience through the UW HR website (linked below). Cover letter must address relevant research experience, interest in, and vision for the position, and a statement on experience in and strategies for building diversity and inclusion in the geophysical scientific and technical community. In addition applicants should provide the names and contact information of three potential references.

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the PNSN Director, Harold Tobin ( 

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