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Academic Coordinator - Berkeley Seismology Lab - College of L&S: Division of Math & Physical Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 29th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California Berkeley Seismology Lab invites applications for an Academic Coordinator position for its Operations Manager with an expected start date of January 1, 2021. This is a full time position.

The BSL's Operations Manager oversees and manages all real time operations at the BSL, including installation and operation of and real time collection of data from remote geophysical stations; real time data processing, products and the data center; interactions with operation of the earthquake early warning system (ShakeAlert); and providing earthquake information to stakeholders and the public. In addition to managing the staff associated with these tasks, the person will be responsible for preparing budgets, proposals and reports, and overseeing the administration of grants that support the BSL's operations.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley, and the Berkeley Seismology Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students and staff who share our commitment to these values.

The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrollment in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

The preferred qualifications for this position are 5 years experience in handling logistics of earthquake monitoring and notification, supervision of technical staff, proposal and budget preparation, as well as writing and publishing technical and scientific reports. Experience with seismic instrumentation. Experience with management of seismic and/or geodetic data. Experience in project management. Experience and interest in communicating scientific information to colleagues, stakeholders and the public.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

All applications should be submitted online through by October 15th, 2020.

Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

For questions please contact Erin Blazick, AP HR Analyst, Berkeley Seismology Lab;

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: []

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Relevant Experience & Interests - Statement of Experience & Interest
    Please describe your experience and interests in the following areas:

    1) Experience with seismic instrumentation, including broadband sensors, and seismic networks, including real time data collection
    2) Experience with management of seismic and/or geodetic data, including archival of data and preparation and delivery of real time information products
    3) Experience in project management, including budgeting, proposal preparation, reporting and activities associated with staff oversight, and collaboration with other organizations
    4) Experience and interest in communicating scientific information to colleagues, stakeholders and the public
    5) Interests in evaluating and improving data quality and collection for seismic and geodetic instrumentation; development and implementation of new seismic/geodetic methods and products for use in real time environments; other research interests
    6) Programming experience
    7) Experience and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at the Berkeley Seismology Lab(for additional information go to
    8) Other experience or interests that would contribute to the BSL's education, operation and research.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)