Student Hourly Earthquake Analyst - POOL - 9084BR

Student Hourly Earthquake Analyst - POOL

Kansas Geological Survey
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Position Overview

Work will mostly include office data formatting and analysis with some seismograph station maintenance and upkeep, and general field work and data analysis to assist research staff on seismic projects.

Job Description

90%: Format time-series data from seismograph stations in prescribed ways. Perform software-based analysis of earthquake events. Pick phases, estimate epicenter location and event magnitude. Use GIS software to produce maps of earthquake locations and Microsoft Excel to plot graphs of earthquake magnitude and timing. Monitor earthquake network state of health.

10%: Perform periodic visits to installation sites for data retrieval, equipment welfare checks, troubleshooting, and routine maintenance. Other duties as directed by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

1. KU student meeting the minimum 6 credit hour enrollment requirement for student employment.

2. Completed coursework towards a bachelor’s degree in physics, geology, engineering or related degree.

3. Data analysis experience in academic or employment setting.

4. Good communication skills as evidenced by application material, references, and/or an interview.

5. Valid driver’s license to drive State vehicles for field work.

**During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).**

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in command line computing (e.g. MS-DOS) and/or programming.

2. Completed introductory coursework in geophysics (e.g. GEOL 572 Introduction to Geophysics).

3. Completed introductory coursework in signal processing (e.g. EECS 644 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing).

4. Experience with Microsoft Excel.

5. Experience with operating scientific instruments.

6. Demonstrable experience with use of hand tools, minor mechanical repair, agricultural experiences, metal work including: welding, cutting and/or grinding.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete the KU application and upload a resume, cover letter welcome but not required. Provide work references.

Please apply by May 30 for first consideration, applications will be continued to be accepted until January 31, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Annette Delaney,, 785-864-2152

Advertised Salary Range

$11.00 - 12.50 depending on experience and qualifications

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