Thread: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Induced Seismicity

Started: 2019-10-29 08:37:37
Last activity: 2019-10-29 08:37:37
Maximilian Werner
2019-10-29 08:37:37
Institution: University of Bristol
Open Until: 2019-11-22

The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research associate for a term of 2 years. This position will contribute to research in the geophysics group in the field of induced seismicity. The position is linked to two complementary projects with the overall goals of monitoring and multi-hazard risk modelling of unconventional shale gas exploration. The main aim of the Bristol-based position within the interdisciplinary team is to conduct research in the characterisation or modelling of injection-induced seismicity or its associated hazards and risks.

We seek an outstanding candidate with interests in any related subfield, including observational source seismology, statistical seismology, geomechanical modelling, or seismic hazard and risk assessment. The candidate will have access to public and unique industry data sets from the UK and elsewhere, and the scientific data to be collected by the new UK Geoenergy Observation System (UKGEOS,, a world-class £31 million subsurface-energy research centre.

Applicants require a PhD (or equivalent) in seismology, geophysics, civil engineering, statistics, mathematics or physics. Prior research experience in induced seismicity is desirable, but not required. A proven track record of high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals is required. The successful candidate will have opportunities to present the research at international conferences and mentor postgraduate researchers.

The ideal start date for this position is 1 February 2019, or soon thereafter.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

To apply and for more information, please visit

Please contact Dr Max Werner (max.werner<at>, +44 117 331 5014) with any questions regarding the role.
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