Physical Volcanologist – GNS Science

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    Science New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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In this role you will provide leadership, scientific and technical expertise to GNS Science’s Volcanology Team for both volcano monitoring and research programmes. As such, you will drive new science and technological developments in physical volcanology at New Zealand’s active volcanoes.


We are seeking a Physical Volcanologist to undertake and develop quantitative modelling of volcanic processes. These may include modelling magmatic processes or eruption dynamics that can be used to improve our understanding of future activity at New Zealand’s active volcanoes. We expect that the new team member will contribute to a range of fundamental and applied research projects. The Volcanology Team is the science team leading volcanology research and volcano monitoring at GNS Science.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A PhD in Physical Volcanology;
  • In-depth expertise in:modelling physical processes occurring in magmatic systems and/or eruption dynamicsnumerical modelling of volcanic processesgeophysical fluid dynamicsdeveloping or improving hazard models
  • Strong scientific curiosity and a desire to push knowledge and instrumental boundaries to new levels in volcanic gas analysis
  • An appetite for cross-discipline projects
  • A demonstrated ability to analyse data and write reports and papers on the results
  • Some post-doctoral experience, international connections and/or familiarity with the volcano observatory environment would be an advantage.

    About GNS Science

    GNS Science, Te Pῡ Ao, undertakes world-leading Earth science research. Our people are passionate, committed, and focussed on bringing our vision of a cleaner, safer, more prosperous New Zealand to life. GNS offers a supportive and flexible work environment, professional career development and generous employee benefits.