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Job advertisement Seismic Hazard Ground Motion Seismologist

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Seismic Hazard Ground Motion Seismologist

Seismic Hazard Ground Motion Seismologist

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GNS Science

GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, is a Crown Research Institute. Our core purpose is to understand earth systems and physics-based technologies and to transform this knowledge into economic and social benefits for New Zealand. We are globally recognised for research on understanding earthquake hazards and reducing earthquake risks.


Wellington, New Zealand


Relevant divisions
Natural Hazards (NH)
Seismology (SM)

Full time


$80,000 to $95,000

Required education

Application deadline
30 September 2020

14 September 2020

Job description

We are seeking a talented and motivated research scientist for a permanent, fulltime position in our Avalon, Lower Hutt office. The scientist will work with our National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) and seismology teams to develop our empirical ground motion modelling capability, from fundamental model development through to application for the benefit of New Zealand. The position will contribute to an upcoming revision of New Zealand’s NSHM and support its long-term development.

Specific topics could include development of: empirical ground motion models, models of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty, non-ergodic approaches, site amplification models and/or ground motion characterisation models for hazard assessment.

This is an opportunity to be part of a great multi-disciplinary team at GNS Science.

New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to all but New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. International candidates are encouraged to apply and may begin work remotely as a contractor from overseas until New Zealand’s borders reopen.

How to apply

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