JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Earthquake Center’s success is built through the collaboration of people with different specialties. Our team includes scientists, technicians, engineers, communications professionals, IT specialists, and administrative professionals. We are a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered teams.

The center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans. The center values staff members with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We share a commitment to increasing our awareness and action to support diversity and inclusivity. Professional growth and development are supported and encouraged. The Earthquake Center is a mission-driven organization set within the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits. 

 

The Earthquake Center applies these values to carry out our mission of strengthening Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis through monitoring, research, and public engagement.

Open Positions

Staff Positions


Systems Administrator

We are hiring a Systems Administrator to support the broad computing needs of the organization. As a member of our team, you will work on one or more of the following areas: server virtualization software (VMware vSphere or equivalent), cloud computing services such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, and/or database administration. Strong Linux skills are required for this position. If offered this position, you will be encouraged and given opportunities for professional growth through training opportunities. We especially encourage applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields to apply. If you are interested in supporting our mission to strengthen Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis, we look forward to receiving your application! Visit careers.alaska.edu to learn more or contact Brad Lobland, balobland@alaska.edu or 907-474-7342.
Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


Scientific Software Developer

We are hiring a Scientific Software Developer to enhance and expand the capabilities of our earthquake analysis system and to spearhead adapting emerging research into applied, operational code. We seek an individual with a strong scientific curiosity and the desire to translate research into tools that can be relied on in a crisis to inform the public and protect lives and property. A knowledge of seismology is not required, but familiarity with computational scientific techniques common in mathematics, physics, or geophysics is highly desired. If offered this position, you will be encouraged and given opportunities for professional growth through training opportunities. We especially encourage applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields to apply. If you are interested in supporting our mission to strengthen Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis we look forward to receiving your application! Visit careers.alaska.edu to learn more or contact Brad Lobland, balobland@alaska.edu or 907-474-7342. Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.
Applications are currently being reviewed for this position.


Student Positions

There are student positions in various disciplines open. Contact us at uaf-aec@alaska.edu or 907-474-732 to discuss your interests so we can connect you with a project that will support your academic and career goals. (It really helps to contact us directly, even if you are already in the student employment pool.)

 

 

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