Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning Geophysics

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Geosciences

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning Geophysics


This new role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning Geophysics within the School of Geosciences will focus on the development and/or application of machine and/or deep learning technologies and their application to multi-disciplinary, high-impact geophysics research.

This position will enhance existing research excellence in the School of Geosciences through high profile publications and high-impact research resourced from externally-funded projects in the emerging field of machine learning applied to geophysics. A focus on research that can be applied to varied geophysical challenges is aligned with the University’s institutional commitment to directing its research profile towards interdisciplinary challenge-orientated research. Teaching expertise in machine learning methods and geophysical coding skills will seek to enhance the MSc and BSc taught curriculum.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding emerging or existing research profile in geophysics with a commitment to publication in leading international scientific journals and a PhD in geophysics or a related area. The candidate will be committed to developing their existing research profile through challenge-orientated research projects in collaboration with other staff in the School of Geosciences and elsewhere in the University. The appointee’s research portfolio will have a strong applied orientation focussed on applying machine learning technology to geophysical problems. The appointee will be committed to delivering high-impact research that is publicised through outreach activities and will be a team player able to lead and participate in larger, complex interdisciplinary research projects.

For appointments at Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum). For appointment made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 November 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor David Jolley, Head of School

01224 272894

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Jolley

Please quote reference number GEO379A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

We encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of career stages, backgrounds and gender identities. The Department of Geology & Petroleum Geology currently holds a Bronze Athena Swan award and is committed to further improve its representation diversity.

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