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Employment Opportunity at IRIS PASSCAL: Data Specialist

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech solicits applications for a professional Staff Scientist/Data Specialist for seismology support operations. The PASSCAL Instrument Center supports both controlled and passive source seismology worldwide with end-to-end experiment support services, state-of-the-art portable seismic instrumentation, and advanced field and database management tools.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Data quality control, archiving, and user liaison
  • User support and training
  • Monitoring, archiving, and analyzing facility test data
  • Seismological fieldwork and user support

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. or higher degree in geophysics or related science, or 3 years of directly applicable experience
  • Familiarity with time-series analysis
  • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. bash, tcsh, Python)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Applicants with database experience, familiarity with seismic data formats (e.g. SEED, SEG-Y, SAC), and a background that includes seismological or geophysical field experience are desired.
  • You are a self-motivated individual able to work in a multitasking environment. You are comfortable interacting with the seismological community both to provide support and to help users troubleshoot problems with their data and field equipment. You are willing to travel for up to one month supporting seismic experiments in remote, international field locations. You work well in stressful situations. You are able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL Staff Scientist/Data Specialist Search, c/o New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl., Brown Hall Box 041, Socorro, NM 87801-4796.  New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The position will be open until filled.