Christoph Grützner

Open position at USGS: Research Geologist working on paleoseismology of Northern California

USGS is currently advertising an interesting position for a paleoseismologist – permanent and full time.

Opening and closing date: 08/10/2018 to 09/10/2018 (I am not sure if that means 10 August to 10 September or 8-9 October…)


Perform field-based paleoseismic research to characterize the chronology of past earthquakes or slip rates on faults in the greater San Andreas fault system in northern California.

Perform geological research to characterize crustal deformation in northern California and elsewhere. This may include studies of fault slip rates, characterization of location, extent and style of crustal deformation, and/or characterization of active historical and prehistoric deformation using geological, geophysical, and/or remote sensing techniques.

-Use principles and practices of modern research methods in studies of Quaternary faulting in late Pleistocene and Holocene time, including methods in fault zone mapping, tectonic geomorphology, remote sensing, and geochronology to develop understanding of plate boundary processes and their associated hazards.

-Communicate research results and interpretations to colleagues, non-scientists, and the public. Present research results and technical materials to technical and non-technical audiences including both oral and written forms of communication via presentations at scientific or technical meetings, technical committee work, and communications to the media and public.

-Collaborate with scientists, stakeholders, and funding agencies to identify high-priority research, acquire resources required to execute the research, and develop collaborative teams to address fundamental questions in natural hazards research.

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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