Thread: Research Fellow in Earthquake Early Warning

Started: 2019-03-06 10:26:13
Last activity: 2019-03-06 10:26:13
John Douglas
2019-03-06 10:26:13
Institution: University of Strathclyde
Open Until: 2019-03-11

Research Fellow (post 193323, fixed-term contract of 24 months, salary £40,792)

We are seeking a Research Fellow to join the Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Research Fellow will play a leading role in the project TURNkey, which has recently been funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. TURNkey aims to make significant advances in the fields of Operational Earthquake Forecasting (OEF), Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) and the Rapid Response to Earthquakes (RRE), particularly when applying these systems in practice in Europe. The project will develop a flexible, extendable, robust and easy-to-use OEF/EEW/RRE system based on low-cost multi-sensor units and a cloud-based computer platform, which can be distributed as a fully-operational TURNkey product to public authorities (including search-and-rescue teams) and private companies (including operators of critical infrastructure). These developments will contribute to improved seismic resilience before, during and after a damaging earthquake and hence a reduction in losses.

The Research Fellow will co-lead the work package “Assessment of ground motions before, during and after an earthquake”, which is being led by Dr John Douglas (University of Strathclyde), together with providing close support to the planned testbed implications of the project’s developments and contributing to other aspects of this project where required, e.g. through reviewing deliverables.

To be considered for the role, you will have a PhD in Engineering Seismology or Seismic Hazard Assessment, and/or equivalent relevant industrial experience, and should also have significant experience of Operational Earthquake Forecasting, Earthquake Early Warning and/or Rapid Response to Earthquakes. You will have significant experience with programming languages such as Matlab and/or Python. The role will require the ability to draft and review technical project reports and journal articles therefore effective writing skills are essential. The post is based at the University of Strathclyde and involves travelling to regular meetings around Europe. You will have a body of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence. You will have an ability to plan and organise research programmes, to ensure successful completion and you will have experience of planning and organising workloads, including the ability to supervise and delegate work. You will have some experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, an ability to work within a team environment and to lead teams and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. You will apply, as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator, to appropriate external bodies for research/knowledge exchange funding and manage grants awarded.

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