Field Geophysicist

This role is based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham
UKRI Pay Band C - salary range is £25,702 to £27,938 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Please note that internal UKRI applicants will currently be subject to the UKRI Pay & Reward Policy & Guidance to determine their starting salary
A great benefits package is also offered, including an outstanding pension scheme (with an extremely generous employer contribution - on average 27% of your p ay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time
Full-time - 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available including a small amount of remote working, however, flexibility will be required as fieldwork activities, lab work, meetings and other externally controlled events will take priority)

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Field Geophysicist to join the BGS Multi-hazards & Resilience (MHR) challenge area at our Headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

We have a strong focus on geohazard research, and have active projects concerned with landslide characterisation and monitoring, geo-energy, infrastructure monitoring, groundwater-surface water interactions, permafrost, nuclear waste disposal, mine waste and contaminant transport problems.

The successful candidate will support and extend our existing activities in the field and in the laboratory, with a strong focus on operating and maintaining our international geophysical observatory network for monitoring landslides as well as installing new monitoring infrastructure to underpin MHR science and other BGS challenge areas.

There will be a very significant UK and overseas fieldwork component to the role. The post holder will also contribute to the further development of geophysical technology platforms (e.g. BGS PRIME technology) with the aim of automating 4D data capture, processing and visualisation for field observatories and laboratory programmes.

About you

With a degree in environmental/engineering/near-surface geophysics or a related subject (awarded or close to completion), and a keen interest in fieldwork, you should have the specialist skills, knowledge, and ability to apply geophysical methods (particularly field-based long-term geoelectrical monitoring) to a wide range of geoscience problems.

This will include the ability to install, operate and maintain geophysical instrumentation (after receiving the appropriate training), undertake field surveys, laboratory experiments or computer simulations, measure and manage data and contribute to analysis and interpretation.

We are looking for a candidate who holds both a passport and a full driving licence and is enthusiastic to travel widely, both within the UK and overseas, given that many of our projects are field-based and include international partners.

The post requires you to be self-sufficient and well-organised, but it also involves a significant degree of team working - therefore you should be able to work effectively with others, in a strongly multidisciplinary environment, and have great time management skills.

Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th June 2023. Inte rviews are expected to be held in early July 2023 in Nottingham.

posted: 25 May 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.