Seismo-Acoustic Research and Operations Analyst - WATC

University of Alaska

Seismo-Acoustic Research and Operations Analyst - WATC


Job No:


Classification:Research Professional 1

Grade:Grade 78

Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute


Categories: Research/Science


Position Summary:

The Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) ( is looking for a dynamic person to join our team to perform seismic and acoustic research and operations. WATC has a unique mix of geophysical station operations and research. This position will perform research to help optimize station performance, including an emphasis on data quality monitoring of both seismic and infrasound stations. This position will assist with station operations and will occasionally travel to field sites. The successful applicant will primarily execute research and development to help optimize station performance and data quality, as well as assist with basic research on seismic and acoustic data.*This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.


To thrive in this role the applicant will need an interest and expertise in analyzing geophysical data and identifying geophysical station problems. They will need to employ and develop scientific programming and analysis tools on a daily basis. They will also need to work collaboratively with other analysts to accurately and effectively convey information to engineers maintaining the geophysical stations.


As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, members from marginalized communities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


Minimum Qualifications:


B.S. in Geophysics and at least 1 year of research or operational experience in Geophysics or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in analyzing infrasound and seismic data. Experience in Python scientific programming.


Position Details:


This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment. This position is full-time,, term-funded, non-exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the, based on education and experience.


*This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


*You must be a U.S. Citizen and provide this confirmation in your resume or cover letter.


Applications will be accepted for review on 02/09/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE 02/08/2024.


This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


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Fairbanks, AK

23 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-02-01