Research Associate in Deep Earth Seismology

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345 per annum
25 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Division/School School of Earth Sciences
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 26-May-2019

The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) is seeking to recruit a research associate for a term of up to 3 years. This position will contribute to research in the geophysics group probing the structure of the Earth’s core mantle boundary with waveform seismology. This position is linked to a NERC-funded research project to look for evidence of melt at the base of the mantle. This project will link observational data with forward modelled waveforms to look to measure seismic anisotropy and attenuation, and use these in combination to understand lowermost mantle mineralogy, composition and thermodynamics. The RA will be involved in all aspects of the NERC-funded project, including data analysis, modelling, interpretation, dissemination of results and project reporting. In addition to being used for the core project, the techniques developed will contribute to other on-going studies in the geophysics group at a range of scales, potentially including applied and industrial research.

The successful applicant should have a strong background in seismology, ideally to PhD level, including – for example – global seismic data analysis and waveform modelling. Expertise in scientific programming is essential, including numerical analysis of time series data. Previous experience of analysing seismic anisotropy and/or seismic attenuation would be advantageous, as would experience using high-performance computing. The successful applicant will possess strong written and oral communication skills and be expected to present results at national and international conferences and will contribute to publishing findings in international journals.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr James Wookey at or +44 117 954 5425.

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