Job Opening

Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology x2

University of Southampton, UK

Posted: 07/05/2018

Open Until: 07/26/2018

Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK 

Salary: £29,799 to £30,688 per annum 
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years) 
Closing Date: Thursday 26 July 2018 
Interview Date: See advert 
Reference: 1024718HN 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive Universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where over 93% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality). You will be joining an active research group, with 11 full academic staff, 6 Research Fellows, and almost 40 PhD students ( 

The research for this position will be in: 

Imaging the Tectonic Plate (fixed term for 2 years with the opportunity to extend) – play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system. The fellow will work on two funded research projects: the UK NERC-funded PI-LAB project and ERC-funded EURO-LAB project. 

You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, in situ imaging of the 0 – 80 my old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment, joint seismic tomographic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, full-waveform modelling, earthquake source characterisations, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems. 

In addition to supporting these projects you will be encouraged to develop your own research interests in seismology and/or geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US and France is key. 

Additional details of the project can be found here: 

The cruise blog can be found 

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field, experience in computing and data processing and in the completion of projects to international peer-review publication level. 

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Catherine Rychert (C.Rychert<at><C.Rychert<at>>). 

Interviews are scheduled for the 20/21st of August. The start date for these positions is September 2018 with some flexibility. 

Please include your CV and Publication list. We will require 3 references if you are successful at shortlisting, please provide the contact details for these on your application. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507[cid:6470BC82-FA28-4FD1-A236-A2EB380F3B1A<at>]. Please quote reference 1024718HN on all correspondence. 

Catherine Rychert 
Associate Professor of Geophysics 
Ocean and Earth Science 
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus 
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton 
European Way 
SO14 3ZH 
United Kingdom 

email c.rychert<at> 
phone 02380598663 
office NOC/676/17 


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