Research Geologist - USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver WA, USA

U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory seeks to hire a research geologist as a permanent appointment at the GS-13 grade level ($94,425-122,750 per year).  Minimum experience required is the equivalent of a PhD in geology or a related field as well as one year of postdoctoral research.  The incumbent will serve as the principal investigator of volcanic eruption processes and history, especially in (but not limited to) the Cascade Range, with the purpose of interpreting and, as appropriate, forecasting volcanic eruptions. The successful candidate will need to have experience studying volcanic phenomena and their derivative processes by means of field investigations in volcanic terrain, analogue experiments and modeling, and in addition show an ability to integrate that work with insights gained from work in related interdisciplinary fields (e.g., physical chemistry, Quaternary geology, geochronology, atmospheric physics, fluid mechanics, grain-flow mechanics, seismology, geodesy, and/or remote sensing).  It will also be necessary to demonstrate an ability to publish research in high impact scientific journals and show evidence of stature amongst professional colleagues.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal-opportunity employer.  Applicants must apply for the position via USA Jobs  More detailed information may be found at the USA Jobs vacancy number SAC-2019-0202.  Further inquiries about the scientific nature of the position may be directed to James Vallance of the U.S. Geological Survey (  Inquiries about how to apply should be directed to

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21 May 2019
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