GNS Science has three job openings for permanent positions in seismology


Summary: We are looking for a scientist with a proactive, problem-solving attitude, who has a strong foundation in statistics, excellent computing skills and experience working with seismological data. Activities will include, but are not limited to, research into both time-dependent and stationary seismicity models across all time-scales, development and application of model testing methods, and assisting with the operations of the New Zealand Earthquake Forecast Testing Centre.


Deadline: 22 January 2020


Summary: We are seeking a talented and motivated scientist to work with our seismology teams to develop our ground motion modelling capability. The work will include fundamental model development through to application for the benefit of New Zealand. The specific topics will be dependent on the skills of the successful candidate and could include advanced ground motion simulation and/or modelling of local ground motion effects and/or earthquake physics. Skills related to seismic hazard/engineering applications and scientific programming are also encouraged.


Deadline: 28 January 2020


Summary: We are seeking a talented and motivated scientist to contribute to the first significant revision of our National Seismic Hazard Model in more than a decade. The successful candidate will contribute to the core framework of the model and to help guide its future direction. This work will include research across some of the many topic areas directly related to probabilistic seismic hazard modelling, with the specific topics dependent on the skills of the successful candidate.


Deadline: 28 January 2020

GNS Science, Te PuAo, is a Crown Research Institute. One of our core purposes is to understand earth systems and to transform this knowledge into economic and social benefits for New Zealand. We are New Zealand's primary Institute for research on understanding earthquake hazards and reducing earthquake risks and are also recognized internationally in these areas. For further information about us please visit

All candidates will share the following:

  • A PhD and/or post graduate experience in the relevant area. All experience levels will be considered.
  • Positive team player with experience of working in a research environment.
  • Ability to contribute on multiple topics to large projects
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to develop and strengthen our international collaboration.

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posted: 13 December 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.