Research Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and statistical correlations that may exist between induced or triggered seismicity, potential triggering factors and a range of measurable geological and geophysical attributes. You with join an interdisciplinary team bringing together academics and researchers from the fields of civil engineering, engineering seismology, seismology, geophysics and geology...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01684
  • Date posted 11 May 2021
  • Closing date 8 June 2021

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and statistical correlations that may exist between induced or triggered seismicity, potential triggering factors and a range of measurable geological and geophysical attributes.


You with join an interdisciplinary team bringing together academics and researchers from the fields of civil engineering, engineering seismology, seismology, geophysics and geology from the departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Earth Science & Engineering.


The role will primarily involve the application of statistical techniques, such as regression analysis and more general geo-spatial analysis methods, to datasets associated with induced earthquake activity. However, an understanding of the underlying geophysical processes will also be of great value.


The project will focus upon the analysis of relatively small-magnitude induced earthquakes, but the inferences made from these relatively controlled environmental conditions may also have practical utility for improving forecasting of tectonic earthquake occurrence.


This is post is offered as a fixed-term position for one year, with a possibility for extension.

Duties and responsibilities

The project will involve analysing a wide range of seismological, geophysical and geological data to complement anthropogenic (operational) data supplied for the project. Your primary responsibility will be to identify and calibrate quantitative relationships among these parameters with a view to enhancing earthquake forecasting.


You will interact with other team members who can provide numerical simulations from physical models to contribute to the empirical database. The statistical analysis and physical modelling will go hand-in-hand and inform each other.


This is a collaborative project between the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Science & Engineering at Imperial College London.

Essential requirements

To apply you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Geophysics, Data Science or a closely related field.


Experience in statistical analyses of large data sets is essential and a background in earthquake seismology or earthquake mechanics is also required.


You will also be a creative problem-solver who enjoys interdisciplinary work.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Peter Stafford at p.stafford@imperial.ac.uk, Saskia Goes at s.goes@imperial.ac.uk or Alex Whittaker at a.whittaker@imperial.ac.uk.


Further information about the post, and the requirements for submitting the formal electronic application, is available in the job description.


Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Briony Webb at b.webb@imperial.ac.uk


For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk


 


Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.


 


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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
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In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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