Thread: Research Associate in Deep Earth Seismology at the University of Bristol

Started: 2022-05-31 08:54:49
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Research Associate in Deep Earth Seismology at the University of Bristol

The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) is seeking to recruit a research associate for a term of up to 2 years. This position will contribute to research in the geophysics group probing the dynamics of the Earth’s mantle with waveform seismology, and is linked to a NERC Large Grant, Mantle Convection Constrained (MC2), which aims to constrain how mantle upwellings operate within the Earth. This project will link (both existing and, potentially, new) observations of seismic anisotropy with geodynamic models of mantle convection generated by project partners, to understand 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 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.

The deadline for applications is 12th June 2022.

For informal queries please contact: Prof. James Wookey (j.wookey<at><j.wookey<at>>).

For more details, or to apply, please go to:

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