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Staff Scientist

University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Nov 5, 2022

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The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS, invites applications for a full-time staff scientist position. UUSS operates and maintains a network of approximately 250 seismic stations in the Utah region and a network of 30 seismic stations in the Yellowstone region. UUSS runs the ANSS Quake Monitoring System (AQMS) and is responsible for generating earthquake catalogs and other earthquake information products, as well as providing information to local stakeholders. The successful applicant will help sustain and improve UUSS operational capabilities for earthquake detection, location, and characterization in the Intermountain West. The new hire will be required to serve rotations as a UUSS duty seismologist, which will periodically require 24/7 availability via cell/pager to carry out the initial UUSS response to events of interest. An advanced degree in seismology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Other requirements include proficiency in programming and scripting languages commonly used in modern seismology, and strong communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in network seismology or database management. To apply, submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references using the following webpage: The nominal start date is January 1, 2023, and review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Questions may be directed to UUSS Director Keith Koper ( or UUSS Associate Director Kristine Pankow (

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