Geophysics Careers

Geophysicist                                                                                                                                         Posting Date:  8.10.22

The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Location: Austin, Texas, J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin
Job Code: R_00021590

Purpose: Conduct field, office, and laboratory research tasks in the near-surface geophysics, GIS, and remote sensing fields under the direction of researchers in the Near Surface Observatory at the Bureau of Economic Geology.

Functions: Assist researchers in field activities, including near-surface geophysical surveys, sediment sampling, geologic mapping, remote sensing surveys, and beach profiling. Conduct GIS-based geologic mapping and analysis. Compile and analyze results of field and laboratory activities to produce GIS data sets, graphics, and tables. Write abstracts, present results to group and at conferences, and contribute to reports and publications as a first or contributing author.

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Research Assistant Graduate Student                                                                                               Posting Date:  7.27.22

We are currently recruiting a Research Assistant Graduate Student interested in conducting research as part of their master’s degree to join our group in fall 2022!

Research Assistant Graduate Student Position Description:
We are recruiting a student interested in conducting research as part of their graduate studies for a master’s degree at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Water Science and Management (WSM) The student will work within the research lab group of Dr. Kenneth "KC" Carroll

The focus of the research involves using sensors, sampling and chemical analysis, and geophysical methods to characterize the exchange of water between surface water and groundwater. This position requires some field work (some sampling and data collection in remote/rural areas with streams), some lab work, and some office work (including data analysis and mathematical modeling).

The candidate should be highly self-motivated, passionate about hydrogeology, and have a strong interest in being part of a collaborative research group. Our group is committed to increasing representation of women and minorities in science/engineering and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The position will begin in summer/fall 2022 (with potential to delay until winter 2023), and the position is fully funded for two years and includes summer support ($24,580/year

Required qualifications:

(i) Bachelor’s degree in geophysics, hydrogeology, civil engineering, or soil physics,
(ii) Proficiency in oral and written communication in English,
(iii) Experience or interest in studying surface water-groundwater exchange.

Preferred qualifications:

(i) Experience in data collection and data logging,
(ii) Experience in surface geophysical methods,
(iii) Experience in data analysis, computer programming, machine learning, and computer modeling.

Application information: To inquire about this position, please contact Dr. Kenneth "KC" Carroll at [email protected] with the following items in a single PDF attachment:

1) A cover letter describing your interest in the position, and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications,
2) Resume/CV,
3) Contact information for two professional references, and
4) unofficial transcripts.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. The graduate student will be admitted through the Water Science and Management (WSM) Graduate Degree Program, described at, which enrolls about 40 graduate student researchers advised by faculty advisers from several departments across the university.

 Tenure Track Position in Geophysical Exploration for Groundwater Resources                        Posting Date 6.8.22 

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Researcher (equivalent to Assistant Professor). We are looking for individuals to apply and develop cutting-edge electrical geophysical exploration techniques to quantify groundwater resources and characterize structures affecting groundwater storage and flow in volcanic island settings, with special emphasis on processes and conditions relevant to sustainable water management in the State of Hawai’i.

The Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) is a multi-disciplinary unit in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), a R1 research university and Minority Serving Institution with a very diverse and multicultural environment.

HIGP is engaged in research, technology development, teaching, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary sciences and engineering. HIGP maintains a diverse earth sciences faculty involved in a broad range of research including volcanology, groundwater hydrogeology and geochemistry, geothermal resources, and both direct and remote sensing of planetary processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Pursue and obtain substantial extramural funding to support their vigorous research program.
2. Serve as a resource to other State of Hawaii agencies responsible for management of the quality and sustainability of Hawaii’s groundwater resources and actively engage in cooperative investigations with those agencies where appropriate.
3. Regularly publish findings in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and discipline-specific publications.
4. Teach at least one undergraduate course per year in the field of groundwater resource quantification and exploration. In addition, the candidate will offer graduate level courses in their field of specialism.
5. Supervise graduate students and undergraduate students.
6. Provide experiential learning/research opportunities for undergraduate students.
7. Play a full and positive role in contributing, as a HIGP faculty member, to Institute governance.
8. Play a full and positive role in contributing to, and promoting, a collegial, respectful, and welcoming environment for faculty, staff, students, and post-docs within the Institute.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline such as Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Engineering, or Physics obtained prior to appointment.
2. Demonstrated experience leading electrical geophysical field data collection, data processing, and interpretation related to groundwater exploration.
3. Demonstrated ability to publish research results in relevant disciplinary journals.
4. Experience in pursuing external funding.
Desirable Qualifications
1. Commitment to public service and cooperative engagement with public and private sector entities.
2. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
3. Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level.

To Apply:
Compile a single pdf file including: i) a letter describing your interest in the position, with a point-by point narrative of how ii) you would fulfill the described duties and responsibilities, iii) you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, iv) a statement describing experiences and contributions to diversity and inclusion and plans to foster an inclusive environment in their role at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Your approaches to inclusion of Indigenous perspectives are encouraged. v) full curriculum vitae, and vi) the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three people we may contact for references. Email the pdf to [email protected].

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applicants will begin on 07/15/ 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is January 2, 2023. The University of Hawai`i is an EEO/AA institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for this position. Please also see the relevant position numbers (0083491) at

Dr. Peter Englert, Search Committee Chair; [email protected]

Near-Surface Project Geophysicist Position Open - Vancouver, Canada Area                            Posting Date 3.8.22

GeoScan has a position open for an experienced Near-Surface Project Geophysicist to be based in the Vancouver Canada area. This job will entail conducting field surveys using GPR, EM, magnetometry and ERT. Shallow seismic and/or MASW may be methods in upcoming projects. Work is a mix of archaeological, environmental and engineering geophysics.

We are looking for someone who has a minimum BS/BA in geophysics, geoscience or closely related field plus 5 years’ progressively responsible field experience. Experience in at least two of the above methods is essential. Position is available now and will stay open until filled.

Full position details and application portal are at:
Please use the above portal for all your submission materials.

Technical Sales and Marketing Professional - Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

ImpulseRadar USA, Inc. (IRU) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ImpulseRadar AB Sweden. The company is rapidly growing due to its technical edge in both 2D and 3D ground penetrating radar systems. These systems are used in a broad spectrum of disciplines to obtain information from the underground or within structures. Preferred candidates have a technical 4-year degree in geosciences, engineering, or physical sciences or can demonstrate the ability to learn highly technical concepts. Candidates must have excellent communication and writing skills as well as be able to travel and meet with customers on a routine basis.

Sales and Marketing Support Tasks

  1. Attend trade shows and exhibitions as requested regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  2. Market and sell products from web leads, direct cold calling, mining of databases, and follow up from trade shows and exhibitions.
  3. Assist in any development, maintenance, and workflow for lead generation software CRM systems.
  4. Provide innovative ideas for all social media and other media platforms to promote the company product line.
  5. Assist in publication of articles, product press releases, or other media.
  6. Provide training on IRU products as needed.
  7. Support customers as needed potentially meeting in person to trouble shoot systems as needed shipping replacement/loaner equipment or any spare components.
  8. Provide market intelligence regarding IRU GPR products position in the subsurface utility, geological, geotechnical engineering, and other application areas.
  9. Provide information and ideas on improvements to IRU GPR products including hardware and software

This is a full-time position. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plans and PTO.

Qualified candidates may email resumes to [email protected] or mail to:

Katherine Wolf
ImpulseRadar USA Inc.
4000 Faber Place Dr. Ste. 300
North Charleston, SC 29405 USA


USGS Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center (GGGSC) - Multiple Open Positions
Date Posted:  1/11/22

The USGS Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center (GGGSC) in Denver is looking to hire multiple geophysicists to join a vibrant team working on a variety of resource (minerals, groundwater), hazards (volcanic, seismic) and geotechnical studies. Our broad-based team of research and operational staff includes expertise in electromagnetic, potential-field, remote sensing, electrical, and seismic geophysics. GGGSC is a leader in the field of airborne geophysics and is heavily involved in the decade-long Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (

We seek to hire 4-year term positions involving a mix of field data acquisition, data processing, technical writing, and preparing data for public releases. The work also involves considerable interfacing with staff geologists, geochemists, and economic geologists. Positions are available at a range of GS-grade levels depending upon education, skills and qualifications (

One announcement is open at the GS-7, GS-9, or GS-11 pay scales and a second is open at the GS-11 and GS-12 pay scales. The announcements will be open from Jan 10-21 on USAJobs and can be found at and

Bureau of Reclamation - Two Open Positions
Date Posted:  1/11/22

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Geophysicist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Announcement number BOR-DO-22-MP-11340666-GB is open to Federal Employees ( and announcement number BOR-DO-22-MP-11340665-GB ( is open to the Public.  Application deadline is 27 Jan 2022.