Geophysics Careers


Geophysical Field Service Engineer
Date Posted:  1/11/19

Mount Sopris Instrument Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of borehole geophysical logging systems for groundwater, mining, geotechnical and other applications. For over 60 years, Mount Sopris has delivered innovative solutions to drillers, miners, engineers and researchers in over 120 countries around the world.  We offer a very competitive compensation package, which includes salary, profit sharing, and an outstanding benefits package, including 100% coverage of premiums for medical, dental, and long-term disability. We also offer a generous 401(k) matching program.
We are looking for Geophysical Field Service Engineer to provide technical sales, support, and training to our borehole logging customers worldwide. Position is based in Denver, Colorado and relocation expenses are not being offered for this position.


  • Commissioning of Mount Sopris logging systems at remote sites around the world.
  • Customer training in the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of geophysical logging instrumentation, as well as the use of WellCAD log processing software.
  • Provide technical support to customers by phone, email, and other means.
  • Understand customer requirements, prepare quotations, create sales orders, and support the production of Mount Sopris equipment.
  • Provide sales and technical support to rental customers as requested.
  • Participate in strategy development, specification of new products, improvement of existing products, and the development/implementation of marketing initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a geosciences/engineering/petroleum discipline required.
  • Preferred of 2 years of field experience as a wireline engineer operating logging equipment.
  • Must enjoy international travel and be prepared to spend weeks away from home, often in remote locations. Prior international experience required.
  • Strong preference will be given to bilingual candidates. French, Arabic or Mandarin preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems in a field environment is required.
  • Experience with logging software required. Programming knowledge preferred.
  • Basic electronics understanding required.
  • Strong people and communication skills, both written and oral, are required.
  • Must be an effective and patient teacher, willing to work through cultural challenges.
  • Must be a continual learner and desire to grow professionally.
  • Strong work ethic, team player, and results-orientation required.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport are required.
  • Must be a US citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the USA.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in becoming part of our team, send your resume and salary requirements to [email protected]. Please also include a cover letter stating why we should carefully consider your candidacy. For more information on our company, please visit our website at

Staff Scientist/Magnetotellurics Specialist 

Date Posted:  11/20/18

Institution: IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center
Open Until: Filled

Core responsibility is to support magnetotelluric equipment pool at IRIS/ PASSCAL. Support will include: equipment testing and maintenance; coordinating equipment use; data archiving; user training and fieldwork. The Magnetotelluric Specialist will also be responsible for developing training and use documentation emphasizing best practices.

Bachelor’s degree required in Geophysics or related science and 3 years directly related experience. OR Master’s degree in Geophysics or related science. UNIX/ Linux systems required. Scripting language desired. Time-series data formats required. Familiarity with MT instrumentation and/or MT field experience required. Familiarity with MT theory and response functions required. miniSEED data format desired.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:
IRIS PASSCAL Staff Scientist/Magnetotellurics Specialist 
c/o Human Resources 
Brown Hall Box 125 
Socorro, NM 87801-4796 
or email application and include job title as subject line to: [email protected]

New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The position will be open until filled.


Date Posted:  11/20/18

Job Description: Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants has an immediate opening for a Geophysicist to perform geophysical surveys, collect and compile data, and write reports for projects involving regional development, site selection, or development of public works projects. This person will be involved in the day-to-day geophysical coordination and activities companywide, including proposal preparation, technical guidance and review, and equipment procurement, and will work on projects involving our construction, Geotechnical and Environmental groups in each of our offices.

Education: B.S. in Geophysics or related geoscience discipline, M.S. preferred.
Required Skills: The successful candidate should have 3+years of experience coordinating and conducting geophysical subsurface evaluations, including seismic refraction, MASW and refraction microtremor,(Re/Mi) seismic site classification and shearwave imaging, ground penetrating radar surveys, ground vibration monitoring and blast monitoring, electromagnetics, electrical resistivity profiles, sounding, and imaging, magnetics, microgravity, borehole and excavation utility clearance, crosshole sonic logging of drilled shafts, UXO evaluation, thermal resistivity and/or impact echo. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, positive attitude, good organizational skills, and a strong work ethic are required.

Status: Full time
Location: Any of Ninyo & Moore's office locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah or Texas

Reference ID: G-Corp

Please send your resume to [email protected] or click the "Apply Now" button for future consideration.

Geophysical Manager

Date Posted:  10/8/18

Job Description: Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants has an immediate opening for a corporate-level Geophysical Manager. The successful candidate should be proficient in coordinating geophysical subsurface evaluations, including seismic refraction, MASW and refraction microtremor, (Re/Mi) Seismic site classification and shear wave imaging, ground penetrating radar surveys, ground vibration monitoring and blast monitoring, electromagnetics, electrical resistivity profiles, sounding and imaging, magnetics, microgravity, borehole and excavation utility clearance, crosshole sonic logging of drilled shafts, UXO evaluation, thermal resistivity and/or impact echo. The candidate must be able to analyze the data and present the results clearly and concisely.

Education: B.S. Geophysics, or Geology, M.S. preferred.
Status: Full time
Location: Any of Ninyo & Moore office locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado or Texas.

Reference ID: GM-CORP

Please send your resume to [email protected]

Lead Applications Scientist

Date Posted:  10/1/18

Job Summary
Supported by the CEO, the position provides leadership to the Science Team in developing measurement methodology, analyzing sensor data, developing data analysis software, defining instrument performance, creating corporate communications and communicating with the external scientific community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead research projects that use scientific principles to create:
    • Tools to improve the quality of GPR devices;
    • Tools to improve the efficiency and quality of the practice of GPR data analysis process;
    • New products and product prototypes
  • Provide GPR expertise for support of custom systems projects.
  • Facilitate improvement in understanding of GPR theory and practice within R&D, Sales and Marketing groups.
  • Provide guidance to maintain and verify scientific integrity in our products and services.
  • Generate or contribute in acquisition of new knowledge or capability to apply to existing and/or new products and services.
  • Create case study and product testing reports suitable for in-house and external distribution.
  • Perform field surveys to collect GPR and other sensor data and provide analysis to verify application and product feasibility.
  • Provide numerical modeling of GPR and other geophysical devices.
  • Analyze the technology trends from the industry relevant to GPR and other techniques.
  • Maintain leading-edge knowledge of GPR and other technologies through scientific literature, participation in scientific meetings and paper reviews.
  • Contribute to and/or write scientific papers for peer review.
  • Provide (high level) technical support to sales and marketing team and to customers.
  • Foster and handle research projects with external entities (universities, government, institutions, industry).
  • Lead the company’s collaborative science advisory team initiatives.
  • Key contributor to maintaining scientific/professional image desired by Sensors & Software Inc.
  • Represent Sensors & Software through participation at various related tradeshows/conferences as may be requested by Marketing/Sales team.
  • Proactively share experience, knowledge and skills with peers and coach/ mentor others, as may be required.
  • Participate in the development/update/evaluation of product documentation for various products towards ensuring a positive customer/end user experience.
  • Provide periodic reports to stakeholders.

Skills and Qualifications

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in earth science, geophysics, engineering or other similar discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Solid analytical skills and in-depth understanding of the field of applied near-surface geophysics.
  • Strong mathematical and computer skills required for creation of application software, report preparation and data analysis.
  • Practical field operations experience in realistic field environments that demonstrate practical understanding of field logistics.
  • Project management ability with solid finishing aptitude.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, multi-disciplinary environment while being able to work independently towards achieving corporate goals.
  • Excellent organizational communication skills (written, verbal and mathematical)
  • Demonstrated problem solving and systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Outstanding technical writing and presentation/training skills.
  • Prior experience supporting customers in a highly technical field preferred.
  • Willingness to travel at least 15 % of the time.

To apply for the role, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  All shortlisted applicants will be required to go through the recruitment process.

Sensors & Software Inc. is committed to diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].