Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Palaeoseismology of Central Asian Earthquake Ruptures University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Palaeoseismology of Central Asian Earthquake Ruptures

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £34,189 p.a.

We seek to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant to undertake investigations of large earthquakes within the interior of Asia. The post is part of a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust called EROICA. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Richard Walker, and will join a vibrant community of active tectonics researchers in Oxford within the Earthquake Geology and Geodesy group.


The researcher will be responsible for the detailed mapping of palaeo-earthquake ruptures, the construction of slip distributions from individual earthquakes, the analysis of high-resolution satellite imagery, the construction of digital topographic models, and the selection of sites for long-term slip-rate determination using field investigation. The PDRA will also be involved in planning and carrying out fieldwork to verify remote-sensing observations, to collect samples for dating, and to excavate and interpret palaeo-seismic trenches. We expect the researcher to help in supervising doctoral and masters student research projects, in addition to undertaking their own research.


A PhD in a related field is required by the time of starting the job. Skills and experience in tectonic geomorphology and palaeoseismic investigation are required, along with abilities in undertaking independent fieldwork, a demonstrated research track record, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to network and work as a team.


For further details of the post please see the further particulars. The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on 01 April 2019. Interviews are due to take place on 15 April 2019.


Contact Person : Human Resources

Vacancy ID : 139594

Contact Phone : 01865 272000

Closing Date : 01-Apr-2019

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