Start Date: June 2012
Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K.
The International Seismological Centre (ISC) requires a full-time Seismologist / Analyst from June 1, 2012. Initially this post is for 2 years with a six-month probation period and a strong possibility of extension. The ISC values its experienced personnel and is always happy to retain qualified and dedicated staff.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute on a daily basis towith one of the most important ISC duties – analysing the ISC Bulletin. Fulfilling these duties will involve the review of automatic hypocentre solutions, reported source parameters and station picks for approximately 50,000 earthquakes and explosions per year recorded by a network of 5,000 seismic stations worldwide. Communication with seismologists from one of the 140 networks contributing data to the ISC is also part of the job. This is clearly not a research position although from time to time the ISC analysts are involved in investigating ways to improve the ISC operations and services to the global seismological community with occasional opportunities to participate in international conferences.
A suitable candidate should have:
- a degree in Geophysics or related fields
- experience in regional and global observational seismology, including waveform analysis
- a dedicated meticulous attitude to data
- a working knowledge of English and
- the ability to work as part of a friendly international team
Familiarity with LINUX as well as an understanding of other languages would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be given appropriate training and guidance that may last in excess of 6 months.
The starting salary will be approximately £26K per annum, consistent with UK Academic scales, with 6 weeks paid holiday. Overseas employees will be provided with some assistance in initial travel, accommodation and obtaining a permit to work in UK if required.
To apply: please send your CV focussed on your relevant experience and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to adminisc.ac.uk . Closing date 05.May.2012.