Philippine Standard Time

One (1) Science Research Specialist I


Monthly Salary: P 37,584.00


Employment status:

Contract of Services under Seismological Observation and Earthquake Prediction Division (SOEPD)


Name of Project:

DOST-GIA funded, monitored by PCIEERD-Prediction of Long-Period Ground Motion in Mega cities of the Philippines Critical to Seismic Safety of High-Rise Buildings.


Contract Duration: August – December 2023


Job description:

  • Prepare detailed manual for the prediction of long-period earthquake simulation, its publication, system applications and activities.
  • Create Strategic graphics and interactive videos for the 3D simulations. Prepare write-ups and layout of reports, technical publications and other special publications.
  • To do a low frequency earthquake simulation of Fortran.
  • To do a high frequency earthquake simulation in Matlab.
  • Calculate the theoretical travel time of the S wave arrival between a point source at a depth h(km) and a receiver at a distance d (km).
  • To calculate the high frequency seismograms from a multi-asperity model at the target stations.
  • Calculate and plots the broadband frequency seismogram at a particular station.
  • Perform other related tasks as may be assigned from time to time.


Educational background

Geologist, Civil engineer, Engineering geologist, Physics major, Computer programmer and earthquake Engineer are welcome


Required skills and qualities

  • Should be able to compile and run a program in Fortran language.
  • To be able to calculate the asperity of faults and sub faults.
  • To be able to calculate the specific radiation pattern of an earthquake, focal mechanism and able to do the coulomb stress calculation.
  • Able to calculate the travel time and travel take off of earthquake propagation.
  • Able to plot the acceleration and velocity waveforms, as well as the acceleration and velocity response spectra for the EW, NS, and UD components.
  • If possible, with knowledge in
  • Matlab
  • Fortran programming
  • Linux/ Unix operating system
  • Knowledge on the physics of earthquake waveform (P,S wave, body and surface wave, duration and converted waves)


Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than September 18 , 2023.


a. Application letter addressed to:

    Teresito C. Bacolcol

    Director, PHIVOLCS

    PHIVOLCS Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

b. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) and Work Experience Sheet which can be downloaded at; 

c. Curriculum Vitae 

d. Photocopy of Transcript of Records

e. Photocopy of Diploma


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(NOTE: Please indicate the position title, section and division in your letter)


As an advocate of the Equal Employment Opportunity Principle (EEOP), the DOST-PHIVOLCS encourages and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, religion, political affiliation including persons with disability, members of indigenous communities, and those from any sexual orientation and gender identities.