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

Field Operations Manager

Posting #522341

Position will close on 1/1/23 with a review date of 1/2/23

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring a Field Operations Manager. We seek an individual with the talent to manage a well-coordinated team of a half-dozen professional staff. The team’s diverse skills include instrumentation, engineering, remote field operations, networking, and new technologies. Together, the team is responsible for the health and improvement of the 250 field monitoring stations the center operates. This network of stations spans every corner of Alaska and streams several types of monitoring data in real time. This data underpins the mission of the Earthquake Center and supports the missions of many other state and federal organizations. A background in engineering, logistics, or geoscience is ideal, but not required. We especially seek applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. If you have a passion for leadership and supporting peers, we encourage you to apply!

The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered collaborative teams. The duties of the Field Operations Manager include mentoring and supervising other staff, planning and executing safe field logistics, and coordinating efforts to track the performance of remote monitoring stations. The position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to track and forecast budgets. During the summer field season (May-October), this position provides support and oversight for multiple field campaigns operating across Alaska in remote conditions. This position offers extensive opportunities to travel to all regions of Alaska. The scope of this travel, however, is largely self-determined.

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 including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Earthquake Center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, a respectful inclusive environment, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

Visit Careers at UA for more information or to apply.

 

Communications Manager

Posting #522352

Position will close on 1/1/23 with a review date of 1/2/23

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring a Communications Manager! We seek an individual with a passion for communication to manage our public engagement team. The team engages a variety of audiences online, in print, and in person to share the excitement of earthquake and tsunami science, foster natural hazard safety awareness, and provide essential information during emergency events. We especially seek applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered collaborative teams. The duties of the Communications Manager include supervising staff and supporting their creative growth, guiding internal and external communication strategies, coordinating visual resources, serving as a communications expert for the management team, and representing the center to media contacts and partner organizations.

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 including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Earthquake Center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, a respectful inclusive environment, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

Visit Careers at UA for more information or to apply.

 

GNSS Specialist

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring a GNSS Specialist to serve as the Center's expert resource for geodetic field installations, data acquisition, archival, dissemination, and quality assurance. We seek an individual with expert knowledge of real-time GNSS data acquisition and field infrastructure. We especially seek applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged. To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible. Visit careers.alaska.edu, or contact Natalia Ruppert (907-474-7472) for more information.

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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