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Employment Opportunity at IRIS PASSCAL: Staff Scientist/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.

Job Duties:

Core responsibility is to support seismological experiments, particularly in the realm of data archiving.
Objectives include :

  • Ensuring the best possible set of data and metadata are archived with the IRIS DMC
  • User support to contribute to the overall PASSCAL mission to facilitate science by the IRIS community
  • Generation of bi-monthly data status and work load reports
  • Knowledge and understanding of data formats, tools, procedures, software and hardware used at PASSCAL and in the community. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in geophysics or related science, or 3 years directly applicable experience.
  • UNIX/Linux systems required.
  • Scripting language required.
  • Time-series data formats required.
  • Seismological field experience desired.
  • Database knowledge desired.
  • SEED, SAC, SEG-Y seismic data formats desired. 

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, c/o Human Resources, Brown Hall Box 119, Socorro, NM 87801-4796 .

or email application and include job title as subject line to:

nmtjobapps [at] npe [dot] nmt [dot] edu

New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The position will be open until filled.


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