Seismology Specialist

Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) invites applications for the position of a seismology specialist.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Primarily micro-earthquake monitoring of geothermal fields.
  • Operation and maintenance of local seismic networks and SeisComp3 pro seismic software.
  • Interpretation of collected data including comparisons with other geoscientific data.
  • Assistance in various projects.

Educational and skills requirements

  • Relevant university education, e.g. in geosciences, physics, mathematics, computer sciences or engineering.
  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems and programming skills is desirable.
  • Experience of installation and operation of seismic networks is preferred.
  • Initiative and disciplined work ethic.
  • Communication skills.
  • Good command of the English language, oral and written.

We offer

  • Participation in diverse projects.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Work in an international environment.
  • Great group of co-workers.

The successful candidate will be stationed at ÍSOR‘s offices in Reykjavík. Salary is according to the relevant union contract. Nationals of EEA/EFTA countries do not require a residence permit to live in Iceland.

For further information regarding the vacancy, please contact Sæunn Halldórsdóttir, head of the department of geosciences, email: saeunn.halldorsdottir@isor.is.

Deadline for applications is January 22nd 2018.

Please send an application letter along with a CV to Valgerður Gunnarsdóttir, at the department of support services, via email: valgerdur.gunnarsdottir@isor.is.


Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) is as an independent institute operating under the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources at a business level. ÍSOR engages in varied inter-disciplinary research and provides services and consultancies in the fields of geothermal energy and geological sciences. ÍSOR is one of the world's largest and most experienced companies in the field of geoscientific services to the geothermal industry, and it enjoys international recognition as such.
ÍSOR's headquarters are in Reykjavík with a branch in Akureyri.