Postdoctoral scholar

Location
London, Ontario, Canada
Salary
commensurate with experience
Posted
Jun 21, 2017
Closes
Jul 21, 2017
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Contract
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

We seek a qualified and highly motivated individual to conduct innovative research in the area of induced seismicity. The position is to enhance and strengthen our research efforts in understanding induced seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin and elsewhere. This is a part of a multi-institutional NSERC CRD research grant (www.inducedseismicity.ca) led by the research groups of Prof. Gail Atkinson and Prof. Robert Shcherbakov at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

The position assumes the development of multidisciplinary approaches to study induced seismicity. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, statistical modelling of induced seismicity, geomechanical modelling of fluid-rock interaction and relation to seismicity, probabilistic earthquake hazard assessment and forecasting.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Geophysics, Seismology, Earthquake Engineering, or a closely related field. Strong computer programming and data analysis skills are required.

The position is open immediately and the selection process will continue until the position is filled. The position is externally-funded for 1 year and offers salary commensurate with experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Shcherbakov (rshcherb@uwo.ca).

Prospective applicants are asked to submit electronically a CV with a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Robert Shcherbakov (rshcherb@uwo.ca) and Dr. Gail Atkinson (gmatkinson@aol.com) preferably as a single pdf file.

Detailed information about the Department of Earth Sciences (www.uwo.ca/earth) and Western University (www.uwo.ca) can be found at the above addresses. Please also refer to the Western Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies website for further information (grad.uwo.ca). Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities and has one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. The university campus is in London Ontario, a city of 380,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, art galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see www.goodmovelondon.com/)

The position is subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

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