Post Doctoral Fellow in Earthquake Simulations

Do you have a passion for, and expertise in, earthquake simulators and active tectonics? This is an invitation to apply for a fixed-term three-year Post Doctoral Fellow position in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. We are seeking a dynamic researcher to contribute to the modelling of earthquakes and earthquake sequences using quasi-static and dynamic simulators (e.g., RSQSim, MCQsim and SeisSol). The researcher will utilise earthquake simulators to study active faulting and risk assessment for central New Zealand in the transition zone from Pacific plate subduction to Alpine fault continental collision. The successful candidate should have: demonstrated research experience in synthetic earthquake modelling and seismic hazard analysis, programming expertise (e.g., Python, high-performance computing), experience with active deformation processes and a demonstrated publication record based on innovative research. We are considering candidates with a PhD in seismology, geophysics, geology or engineering. The position will be based at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. There will be opportunities for close collaboration with earthquake researchers at GNS Science (Dr Matt Gerstenberger, Dr Duo Li) and internationally. Your application should include a CV, a cover letter indicating your research experience and suitability for this position, together with the names and contact details of two referees. Refer to the University of Canterbury website (,20468) for further details about the position and to submit an application. Email enquiries about the position to Andy Nicol ( and about the application process to

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and encourages talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity.

Closing date for applications is July 15 2024 with a preferred start date in early 2025.

posted: 27 May 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.