Research Fellow - Exploration Seismology

Job Reference: 850928

  • $103,101- $122,133pa plus 17% superannuation
  • 2 year, fixed term contract - full time
  • Opportunity for on-going career development

About us

The exploration geophysics research team at Curtin specialises in the development of a range of geophysical technologies to in subsurface characterisation and monitoring, with a focus on CO2 geosequestration, groundwater management, oil & gas, and mining applications.

Your new role

As a collaborative researcher in the field of exploration seismology, you will:

  • Contribute to research outputs as part of the research group, including publications in high-quality journals and conferences
  • Participate in applications for competitive funding.
  • Contribute to academic service and leadership, engagement and management within the University
  • Promote and foster relationships with industry, government and the wider community
  • Provide effective supervision of research honours, research masters, and research doctoral students

Why choose Curtin?

  • Curtin is globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and a wide range of innovative courses
  • Curtin has established itself among the top one per cent of universities in the world (ARWU 2021).
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus connections and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working arrangements
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives

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Essential Criteria

  1. PhD in Geophysics or related field
  2. A record of excellence in geophysical research as demonstrated by publications in scientific journals and presentations at international conferences
  3. Expertise and experience in developing and implementing algorithms for processing, imaging or inversion of seismic data
  4. Experience, willingness and ability to participate in field acquisition of land and downhole seismic data
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a research team and with fellow professionals and support staff to further the effectiveness of the team


  1. Commitment to quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  2. Demonstrated ability to supervise student projects
  3. A history of successful competitive grant applications

Work Requirements

  • Prior to appointment, the recommended applicant/s will need to have a current criminal record check in accordance with the University's National Police Certificate Assessment Procedures

COVID 19 – Vaccination Policy

Candidates should note that Curtin University has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedures which covers all staff, students, campuses and activities, effective 21 February 2022.

If you are invited to attend the next stage of assessments, you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status (or formally granted exemption) upon arrival, and if you are offered a role at Curtin, you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status prior to commencing employment.

Next steps

To apply, please complete the online application form via the link below, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.
Please include a cover letter, resume and separate document addressing the selection criteria (outlined above) to enable us to assess your suitability for the role.

To view a copy of the Position Description for this role/Academic Role Statement for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Applications close:9:00pm AWST, Tuesday 29th March 2022

Contact details

If you have any queries in relation to the role please contact Professor Boris Gurevich on If you have any queries in relation to the application process please contact our careers team

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia's Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

posted: 01 March 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.