Volcano Seismologist – GNS Science

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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The role

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 volcano-seismology at New Zealand’s active volcanoes.


We are seeking a Volcano-Seismologist to undertake and develop analysis and 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 leads volcanology research and volcano monitoring at GNS Science.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in volcano-seismology and in-depth expertise in volcano-seismic data processing, modelling physical processes occurring in magmatic systems and/or eruption dynamics and numerical modelling of volcanic processes.

You will need to have strong scientific curiosity and a desire to push knowledge, analysis and modelling boundaries to new levels in volcano-seismology. Working on cross-discipline projects must appeal to you and a demonstrated ability to analyse data and write reports and papers on the results.

Some post-doctoral experience, international connections, familiarity with the volcano observatory environment, and familiarity with acoustic (infrasound) data processing and modelling 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, flexible work environment and professional career development.