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SZNet Project Coordinator

UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, Santa Cruz, California
Closing date
Oct 25, 2023

Job Details

Join the SZ4D Team and our mission to support global, integrated, community-driven subduction zone science!

SZ4D is hiring a Project Coordinator for SZNet, the newly NSF-funded grant to support international efforts to understand subduction geohazards. SZ4D (Subduction Zones in Four Dimensions) is a community-driven initiative for a long-term, interdisciplinary research program to understand the limits and possibilities of predicting subduction zone geohazards ( SZ4D brings together a diverse community of US-based and international scientists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds who study earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and surface processes. SZ4D is funded by the National Science Foundation and is hosted by the Earth & Planetary Sciences program at UC Santa Cruz. SZNet will collaborate with 14 scientific networks spanning 5 continents, emphasizing operations in Chile which hosts one of the world’s most geologically active and accessible subduction zones.


The SZNet Project Coordinator will play a pivotal role in leading SZNet efforts by coordinating project activities, disseminating general information, and fostering connectivity among the participating networks. 


Core responsibilities for this position include

  • Coordination: Coordinate SZNet events, ranging from conference calls and webinars to in-person large workshops and field studies in the US and Chile.

  • Communication: Disseminate SZNet findings, foster engagement across diverse networks and broad audiences via email campaigns, newsletters, and web content.

  • Evaluation: Oversee progress assessment through surveys, metrics, and annual reports; provide recommendations for improvement to the Program Manager.

  • Finance & Human Resources: Manage financial and HR tasks related to SZNet, serving as the primary point of contact for related issues.

Appointment Details

  • Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

  • Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

  • Salary: ~$65K-$70K per year

  • Benefits: Full benefits package

  • Occasional travel: domestic and international

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