Post Doctoral Research Associate Position
Earthquake Hazard Researcher
The British Geological Survey (BGS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is the UK's premier geosciences research organisation. We are seeking an innovative and dynamic scientist for a 3 year Post Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position to pursue a supervised programme of personal research as part of our seismic hazard research team based in Edinburgh. You will also assist with commercial seismic hazard work for engineering projects, insurance or government, and support wider earthquake seismology research. As a PDRA, you will undertake a programme of training in scientific research methods and modelling. The varied nature of the work will include opportunities to present that work at international conferences and exhibitions.
BGS has a long track record of studies of seismic hazard around the world and is recognised internationally as an authority on seismic hazard methodology and associated software development, and has pioneered developments in stochastic modelling (Monte Carlo simulation) for probabilistic seismic hazard, and the use of source model validation techniques.
Qualifications and Experience:
You should have a PhD in the physical/mathematical sciences or engineering, preferably with a record of research in seismic hazard or related area. You should also have good understanding of earthquake seismology. You should possess good programming skills, with competence in at least one programming language. In addition, you must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a proven record of publishing your research and the ability to present it to an expert audience. The post involves team working, therefore you should be able to work effectively with others and have good time management skills.
Salary and Conditions:
Starting salary will be £26,180 per annum rising to £29,410 per annum after three years service. A resettlement award will be given at the end of the training contract. A detailed training programme will be agreed. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.
Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC57246.
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Location-NERC-British Geological Survey
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 27 July 2012
The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.
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