University of Bristol Looking for Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Computational Volcano Geodesy

University of Bristol Looking for Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Computational Volcano Geodesy

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The University is internationally renowned, ranked in the top 30 universities globally (QS World University Rankings), due to its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. University College, Bristol existed from 1876 to 1909 and was the precursor to the University of Bristol. The University of Bristol is ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.The University of Bristol has been ranked 29th by the QS World University Rankings, and is ranked amongst the top ten of UK universities by QS, THE, and ARWU. A highly selective institution, it has an average of 19 applicants for each undergraduate place.

A vacancy has opened for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Computational Volcano Geodesy within the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. The fixed-term contract is for a period of 6 months and is part of an externally-funded research project that aims to develop a process-based understanding of the interactions between pre-eruptive subsurface activity and resultant ground deformation in order to better interpret available geodetic monitoring data.

This post-doctoral research position is to develop a new generation of numerical computational models that yield fundamental insights on the role and dynamics of sub-surface reservoirs for volcano deformation. This position is part of an externally-funded research project that aims to develop a process-based understanding of the interactions between pre-eruptive subsurface activity and resultant ground deformation in order to better interpret available geodetic monitoring data.

Job Number: ACAD101315

Division/School: School of Earth Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed term contract staff

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: £31,342-£35,256

Deadline: 19-Mar-2015

The successful applicant will have or be working towards a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.

Interviews of short-listed applicants are expected to be held on 24 March 2014.

How to Apply

Applicants should include a statement of their research interests and experience to date in their cover letter as part of the on-line application.

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr. J. Gottsmann by email to gljhg@bristol.ac.uk.

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