Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Marine Geophysics

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Oxford ( The PDRA will play a leading role in a project to study the deep seismic structure of the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain (central Pacific Ocean), which has recently been funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

The PDRA will be responsible for the compilation of all available digital seismic reflection profile data in the Hawaiian islands region, including data acquired on Conrad, Thomas Washington and Ewing, the reprocessing of these data using ProMax or other available software packages, the verification of the seismically constrained crustal structure using gravity and geoid data and comparisons of the depth to the top and bottom of the oceanic crust to predictions of elastic and viscoelastic plate models based on different values of the effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere.

The PDRA must have a PhD in geophysics at the time of starting the post, significant experience in academia or industry of seismic reflection data processing, have the ability to draft and review journal articles, have the ability to plan and organise research programmes to ensure successful completion, have the ability to work in a team and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

For further details of the post please see the further particulars. This post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 24 months.

We wish to fill the post by 1 October 2019.

Applications must be received by 12.00 noon on 22 March 2019. Our provisional date for interviews is 12 April 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139683