Lower Hutt, New Zealand

GNS Science, Te Pū Ao occupies a unique place in New Zealand's science landscape. For more than 150 years we've been producing world-leading Western knowledge-based Earth science research. Now, our practice is evolving to explore and include mātauranga Māori in our research. This - coupled with people who are passionate and committed to science that has real impact - means we are actively working to bringing our vision of a cleaner, safer, more prosperous New Zealand to life. GNS offers a supportive, flexible work environment and professional career development.

GNS Science is New Zealand's primary Institute for research on understanding earthquake hazards and reducing earthquake risks and is recognised internationally in these areas.

We are seeking a talented, motivated seismologist for a permanent, full-time position in our Avalon, Lower Hutt office. The Seismologist will undertake research to develop or apply seismic / seismogeodetic techniques for earthquake source inversion, and broadband ground motion simulation. They will propose and contribute to high-priority funded research projects, and earthquake response as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Research experience in seismogeodesy and earthquake source processes and/or research experience in ground motion modelling.
  • A PhD in and/or postdoctoral experience in seismology.
  • Excellent computing and programming skills to develop and adapt robust scientific code.
  • Experience working in a research environment as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and writing skills

This is an opportunity to be part of a great team at GNS Science.

The salary range for this position is between $100,800 to $112,000 depending on the successful candidate's experience.

Why work for GNS Science?

Our work helps New Zealanders understand and address climate change, find and use greener energy and better manage the impacts of natural disasters on their homes and communities.

People come from all over the world to work for GNS Science. We foster a positive, collaborative culture, we invest in our people and provide a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace.

Want to know more?

View the full position description for this role here - Please contact with any questions or queries.

Applications close: 11.55 pm on Thursday, 21 September 2023

posted: 24 August 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.