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Research Fellow in Seismology at the University of Aberdeen – Job Opening

Employer: University of Aberdeen

Posted: 16 Oct 2013

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the field of seismology within the Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology within the School of Geosciences. A PhD in seismology or a sufficiently cognate discipline is a prerequisite of the position.

We seek a committed and enthusiastic individual with a strong background in seismology to undertake original research in the field of seismic imaging. The exact nature of the research is not prescribed, and will depend on the particular strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Possibilities include technique development and applications involving various classes of observational data. We are particularly interested in candidates with some background in multi-scale imaging, jointly constraining structure using active and passive source datasets, and ambient noise imaging. As well as undertaking basic research, the successful candidate will also assist with the supervision of graduate students, participate in fieldwork where appropriate, and travel to national and international conferences.

This post is funded by the University for a period of 2 years to enhance its research capability in the area of geophysics as part of wider efforts to establish the Aberdeen Institute of Energy.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£30,424 - £36,298 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (salary range £25,504 - £28,685 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Rawlinson (

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