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Available Position as Geothermal Geophysicist at GNS Science

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:54 AM PDT

Job available: Geothermal Geophysicist
Employer: GNS Science
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Categories: Near Surface Geophysics, Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Preferred Education: Doctorate

Job Description
Taupo – New Zealand
We are seeking an experienced geophysicist to join the expanding geothermal team at GNS Science (Wairakei Research Centre, Taupo). The successful candidate will contribute his or her specialist research skills to our domestic and international exploration and field evaluation geothermal projects, ongoing funded geoscience research programmes and client services. The position requires a high level of understanding and application of geophysical methods to geothermal systems and a strong interest and ability in applied consultancy and research.

The ideal candidate will have:
- PhD in geophysics (or physics, possibly heat transfer engineering).

- Background in some of the following: thermal IR, surface heat transfer, surface geothermal expression quantification, gravity, electrical methods, geothermal resource evaluation.

- High level mathematical skills.

- Knowledge and experience in GIS and mapping systems.

- Demonstrated communication skills both written and oral are required.

- The role in time will require staff management.

- Excellent organisational skills.

- Demonstrated ability to develop proposals and attain contracts for applied consultancy and research.

- Ability to work and collaborate within multidisciplinary research teams.

- Willingness to work offshore or in field situations.

For more information or to apply for this position, please visit the website:
Closing date: Sunday, 20 May 2012.

Job: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural Geology

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:39 AM PDT

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Université Laval is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Structural Geology. Located in the heart of Quebec City, Université Laval is a major university recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research. The Department is in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and has 12 full-time faculty, including one research chair, and excellent analytical and computing facilities.

- Tenure-track faculty position, holder of the Chaire de leadership en enseignement Virginia-Gaumond;

- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural geology and tectonics and also in general earth sciences;

- Develop a strong, funded, research program in structural geology with a focus on application to mineral deposits and contribute to the training of graduate students;

- Contribute to the academic life and administration of the department;

- Participate in the Faculty's activities related to the Chaires de leadership en enseignement program.

Salary and benefits
According to the collective bargaining agreement at Université Laval

Recruitment calendar
Deadline for application: 31 May 2012
Expected start of position: 1 August 2012

Candidates should send a detailed curriculum vita (preferably in French), a description of their research expertise, their research plan and teaching philosophy, and the names and coordinates of three people who can provide references, either by e-mail to or by mail to:

René Therrien, directeur
Département de géologie et de génie géologique
Université Laval
1065, avenue de la Médecine
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada

- PhD in Earth Sciences or equivalent;

- Recognized expertise in structural geology/tectonics research and experience in mineral deposits geology and mineral exploration;

- Excellent potential to develop a high level, funded, research program;

- Experience in teaching university-level courses and demonstrated interest to apply innovating teaching methods, including continuous education;

- Oral and written proficiency in French;

- Member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec or the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. A successful applicant who is not currently a member of either Order will have to meet this requirement before obtaining tenure.

PhD Position Available on Meteorology at Washington State University

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:15 AM PDT

PhD Position: PhD Student on Meteorology
Location: Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

One Ph.D. position immediately available at Washington State University (USA).

We are seeking one energetic and motivated Ph.D. student beginning August 2012 to join us to conduct research in micrometeorology and boundary-layer meteorology in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR), Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. Applicants should have strong background in atmospheric sciences, physics, and mathematics or related fields. A quantitative/modeling/programming background and previous field experience are desired. The student will work on micrometeorological instruments (e.g., eddy covariance systems) in future field campaigns and analyze turbulence data from micrometeorological experiments to quantify turbulence structures over heterogeneous and complex terrain in the atmospheric surface layer, the surface energy budget over different land surfaces, and the influence of environmental factors on CO2 fluxes over different ecosystems.

The research assistantship includes stipend, tuition, and health insurance. Prospective students should contact Dr. Heping Liu ( ) for additional information and to submit a C.V. for consideration. Admission and other infomration can be found at the WSU Graduate School website: To learn more about the LAR program, visit

WSU is an EEO employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.

PhD Student Position Available on Carbon, Water and Energy Fluxes in Permafrost

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:11 AM PDT

Position available: PhD Student – Carbon, Water and Energy Fluxes in Permafrost
Location: Département de géographie at the Université de Montréal, Canada

I am seeking a motivated PhD student to study carbon, water and energy fluxes in the discontinuous permafrost zone of western Canada using the eddy covariance and chamber techniques. The position is located in the Département de géographie at the Université de Montréal ( and is part of the NSERC-funded project "Influence of changing active-layer thickness on PERmafrost PeatLand trace gas EXchanges and carbon balance" (PERPLEX). The position is open immediately. The project provides a stipend of $20,000 CAD/yr for four years. Additional sources of funding include university fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

The project builds on ongoing work conducted within the Scotty Creek watershed near Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories ( The watershed is located within the discontinuous permafrost zone and is dominated by raised peat plateaus (underlain by permafrost) and bogs (permafrost-free) that drain into a network of permafrost-free fens. The watershed-scale hydrological functioning of these peatlands is well characterized due to a decade-long period of extensive field measurements and surveys. The main findings have revealed an increase in active-layer thickness and continued permafrost degradation. However, no knowledge exists on the implications of these findings on peatlands' ecophysiological and biogeochemical functioning.

The central component of PERPLEX is a micrometeorological tower equipped with eddy covariance systems to measure the net exchanges of CH4, CO2, H2O and energy between the discontinuous permafrost landscape and the atmosphere. The PhD student will play a central role in tower installation and instrumentation set-up, operation, maintenance and data analysis. Ideal applicants for the PhD student position have:

– a strong quantitative and technical background obtained through a Master's or Diploma degree in geosciences, meteorology, environmental science, ecology, physics, etc.

– had previous exposure to some aspects of the project (e.g., northern (peatland) hydrology/ecology, trace gas measurements using eddy covariance and/or chamber techniques, permafrost thawing)

– (some) wilderness outdoor experience (remoteness of the site!) as the project requires frequent traveling to and extended stays at the site (seasonal field camp consists of basic tents and needs to be accessed by float plane or helicopter in the snow-free period).

– the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team setting consisting of researchers from other Canadian universities.

– proficiency in English (the Université de Montréal is a francophone research university, so knowledge of French is of great advantage but not mandatory).

Please email questions regarding the PhD student position/admission process and application packages consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications/presentations), an English writing sample (ideally a publication), copies of academic credentials, and names and contact information of at least two referees to:

The review of applications will commence immediately until the PhD student position is filled.