Senior Passive Seismologist

(Ref: 18061)

Non-ongoing until 29 June 2018: EL 1
Salary: $98,249 - $111,064 pa + superannuation

As part of the government's Exploring for the Future program Geoscience Australia is building capability in passive seismic imaging of the velocity structure of the Australian plate. Over 100 broadband seismometers have been purchased to be deployed for one year periods in a movable passive seismic array with interstation spacing of ~55 km. We are seeking a motivated individual to work within a team of passive seismologists responsible for the delivery of data and processed products from this array and legacy data holdings. The focus of this role is implementation of data processing/inversion algorithms applied to continuous waveform array data and the integration of these results with other datasets to constrain Australia's lithospheric architecture for the purpose of mineral potential assessment. A secondary component of this role will be to take a leading role in the design and management of the acquisition component of the AusArray program.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Demonstrated high level of programming skills and ability of implementation of complex seismological algorithms.
  • Demonstrated high level-expertise in passive seismic techniques for the purpose of lithospheric architecture imaging.
  • Experience in design and development of passive seismic arrays.
  • Desirable expertise in full wave form inversion of continuous waveform data.
  • Desirable experience in supervising junior scientists.
  • Desirable experience in liaising with internal and external stake holders.


The successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.

Commencement of employment is subject to the successful applicant undergoing and satisfying a police history check.

Applications close: 3 August 2017

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For further information about this position, please contact Karol Czarnota on (02) 6249 9284 or email

About Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia (GA) is an Australian Government listed entity within the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio. GA is Australia's pre-eminent public sector geoscience organisation. We are the nation's trusted advisor on the geology and geography of Australia. We apply science and technology to describe and understand the Earth for the benefit of Australia. We apply our diverse professional expertise, our deep and trusted knowledge, our national-scale Earth observation infrastructure and our strong partnerships, to the opportunities and challenges that face our nation.

Geoscience Australia values diversity in gender, backgrounds, culture, and experiences of our employees and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture that ensures everyone has equal opportunity to contribute, participate and progress. Geoscience Australia is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees and has a work health and safety management system that incorporates a wellness program.

We offer a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and an attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.

Further information about pay and conditions can be found in the Enterprise Agreement 2016-19

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Recruitment on (02) 6249 9777


posted: 12 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.