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Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology

Geology & Geophysics

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1280820HN

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography centre. The successful candidate will play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system, mantle dynamics, seismicity, and tectonics either globally or at an oceanic and/or subduction zone setting. You will work on the European Research Council-funded EURO-LAB project. They will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, joint seismic inversions (receiver function and surface/body wave), joint seismic-MT inversions, seismicity, induced seismicity, episodic tremor and slip, synthetic receiver function modelling of geodynamic predictions, full wave-form inversion, tectonic studies, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems. There are possibilities to engage with in situ data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, from the Ontong Java Plateau, and also data from the Lesser Antilles subduction zone. 

There are also several possibilities to expand with fibre optics, machine learning, hazard, oceanographic links, and climate change. In addition to supporting these projects the fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology and/or geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US, France, Japan and Germany is key.

You will need to have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field. This role is full time fixed term for 12 months.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1280820HN on all correspondence.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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