Job – R&D Seismologist, geothermal & minerals, Utah

Job – R&D Seismologist, geothermal & minerals, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah/ U.S. (source: flickr/ countylemonade, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 18 Apr 2021

Utah-based Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals, Inc. is seeking candidates for an open position as R&D Seismologist.

Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals, Inc. is seeking to fill the position of a Research and Development Seismologist with interests in seismic imaging, inversion and tomography using passive large-N seismic array datasets.

Several large-N seismic surveys have been collected across operating geothermal fields in recent years. The resulting data allow for high-resolution, full-wavefield imaging of impulsive and emergent signals from complex structures and fluid-rock interactions.

The Seismologist will process and make use of such data to build 3D models and images of these structures and interactions. They will adapt, extend, and innovate new methods to complete this task. They will participate in field work in the western USA and abroad in order to understand and improve the practical value of these observations. They will manage ongoing research collaborations and partnerships with academic and industry partners, and support government grant and contract work.

Role of Seismologist

The Seismologist will work as part of a team of geologists, geophysicists, and data scientists and may manage and be supported by junior-level seismologists and coders.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD in geophysics or a related field by the time of hire. The successful applicant should have experience with signal processing, seismic data imaging and inversion, a strong record of peer-reviewed publication or equivalent industry experience and demonstrated capability of independent research and productivity.


We’d love to have you based in Utah with the rest of us, but this role is open to remote candidates with required periodic travel to our headquarters in Utah and to support field acquisition programs.

How to apply

Please submit to the following: brief cover letter,  CV/ resume.

The call is open to  2021-05-01.

More About Us

Zanskar is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Source: Company via LinkedIn