Marine Seismologist

United Kingdom (GB) Southampton
Mar 27, 2018
Apr 29, 2018
Ocean Science
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Marine Seismologist

Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

£35,222 - £40,166


Full Time

About the role:

We are seeking a Marine Seismologist to lead the development of marine seismology research in strategically important areas of marine geoscience.

We are looking to strengthen expertise in active source marine seismology, especially the application of novel high-resolution seismic techniques to research questions around the sustainable use of natural resources and geohazards impacts.

You will be required to lead the design, implementation and delivery of world-class marine geoscience research and to generate external research funding. You will seek to develop appropriate partnerships with industry and other stakeholders, also meeting the UK ODA agenda. We actively encourage interaction with the wider multi-disciplinary research community both within NOC and with external UK and international researchers.

The role will involve periods at sea to conduct seafloor geophysical experiments and international travel.

The role is within the Geophysics team of the Marine Geoscience research group.

About you:

You will be an expert in active source seismology, including some or all of the following areas: seismic data acquisition, processing, inversion, analysis and interpretation and will be able to contribute to multi-disciplinary scientific studies involving a variety of geophysical remote sensing methods (e.g. linking to researchers working on controlled source electromagnetic methods). You will have a track record of leading research projects, including securing research funding.

About us:

The Marine Geoscience Group undertakes multi-disciplinary studies of seafloor and sub-seafloor processes throughout the world’s oceans, from the coast to the deep sea. The group comprises about 20 staff with an equivalent number of PhD students, most of whom are jointly supervised by academics in the co-located school of Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton.

The group has a leading international reputation for research excellence based on observational science combined with technical innovation. We have significant expertise in sub-seafloor fluid flow rock physics and geochemistry, seafloor clastic sedimentology, geohazards and habitat mapping.

We conduct strategically important science aimed at addressing major societal and environmental issues relating to the seafloor. Current topics include sustainable use of seafloor natural resources (hydrocarbons, hydrates, deep-sea minerals, geological CO2 storage and marine habitats) and impacts of natural hazards (sediment flow risks to seafloor infrastructure, geotechnical assessment, drilling hazards, landslides and tsunamis).

How to apply:

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Closing date: 29th April 2018

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