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Assistant Seismologist

Assistant Seismologist


University of Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom


Relevant divisions
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)
Seismology (SM)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

Grade 6

Preferred education
Undergraduate degree

Application deadline
25 September 2019

22 August 2019

Job description

We are looking for an Assistant Seismologist to join us at SEIS-UK, the onshore seismology node of the Natural Environment Research Council’s Geophysical Equipment Facility, based at the University of Leicester. This is a full time, fixed term contract for 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

In this role you will support SEIS-UK’s objective of providing instrumentation and all necessary support to the UK Geophysics community to enable academic researchers to perform onshore seismic fieldwork, anywhere around the world. You will maintain the equipment, undertake testing and diagnosing faults in systems and procedures as well as recovering data, analysis of results for quality control, and recommending conclusions.

In addition, you will ensure appropriate documentation is completed, this includes commercial invoicing, certification of goods and determining requirements for current and future stocks. You will also assist with field support and training of senior academics, researchers and PhD students in the use of SEIS-UK equipment.

The post holder should have a first degree in Geology, Geophysics or Engineering and a proven ability to solve problems (e.g. through undertaking postgraduate level research or through field based experience). Experience of geophysical or geological fieldwork is essential. Previous knowledge of working with seismometers is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

How to apply

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