Free open Job in North, South & Central America Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow Seismologist at University of the West Indies

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate should possess a PhD in a relevant aspect of Seismology or Geophysics. 

Candidates must also have experience in:

  • The application of seismic and other techniques for monitoring active volcanoes
  • A leadership role and supervision of postgraduate students in related disciplines 

Candidates with the following will have an advantage:

  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MPhil) or equivalent in Seismology/Geophysics
  • Observatory-type experience working with tectonic and/or volcanic seismicity in a regional setting
  • Practical experience with Python, Earthworm, Seisan and Seiscomp
  • Experience in the operation of modern telemetered digital seismograph networks for the detection and assessment of regional earthquakes

A BSc in Earth Science or Geophysics will be considered an asset. 

Special Responsibilities 

  • Working with a team of technicians, earth scientists and engineers to provide real-time earthquake and volcanic surveillance in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Developing a research program, in collaboration with other staff members
  • Maintaining the regional, instrumental, earthquake catalogue ensuring its completeness going forward and backward in time
  • Interpreting seismic data and reporting to the SRC Director regularly
  • Playing a lead role in the operations, maintenance and further development of seismological data acquisition and processing tools
  • Working with other regional risk reduction stakeholders to strengthen capacity building for the production and application of earthquake and volcanic hazard/risk assessment tools in a more consistent manner

Personal Attributes 

The Centre places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Be competent in interpreting and manipulating earthquake data, in all its forms
  • Be competent in computer programming and software used in seismology
  • Be able to communicate science to non-scientists, with diplomacy and sensitivity, across the entire social spectrum and to government officials
  • Have knowledge of computer programming and software development which would be highly beneficial
  • Have demonstrable presentation and communication skills, particularly conveying complex ideas to a range of audiences

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.