Post-doctoral Research Associate in global seismology

We would like to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to strengthen our research team in global seismology at the University of Cambridge for a fixed term of 24 months. Our team works on revealing the heterogeneity and dynamics of the deep Earth. We mostly work with seismic body waves to reveal new observations of deep seismic heterogeneity. Subsequently, we often work with mineral physicists and geodynamicists to understand the implications of our observations. Potential projects include zooming in on LLSVPs, or potential heterogeneity on either side of the core-mantle boundary. A research project will form in discussion with PI Cottaar based on the interests and (aspired) skills of the candidate, and current work in the team.

The successful candidate must either have, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. seismology, geophysics). We are looking for a candidate with experience in body-wave seismology, computational seismology, and/or inverse theory; a good understanding of scientific questions relevant to the deep Earth; a track record of publication in peer-reviewed international journals; and good communication skills in order to present results at international meetings.

Further particulars and information at, you can use this link to apply online for this vacancy from the University's Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Enquiries concerning this position should be directed to the PI Sanne Cottaar ( and applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Cottaar regarding the position.

Please quote reference LB22475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The closing date is 21 March 2020.

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Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK.

The University holds an institutional
Athena-SWAN silver award and the
department is a bronze award holder.

published: 13 February 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.