Postdoctoral Fellow in Earthquake and Landslide Multi-hazards

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jun 2024

Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Two year fixed-term role.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment has an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in a research project, Resilience to Earthquake and Landslide Multi-Hazards.

The position is funded by the New Zealand Earthquake Commission Tū Tu Ake and is focused on driving research that (i) evaluates the interactions between climate change and solid earth geohazards; and (ii) reduces the impacts of multi-hazards on people, property, and infrastructure.

Mōu | Who You Are

The scope of the work is deliberately broad and open, and we encourage candidates with backgrounds across the Earth Sciences to apply.

Applicants with specialisation in any of tectonics, geomorphology, hydrology, engineering geology, geophysics, geodesy, and/or risk are strongly encouraged.

Programming and GIS skills are essential, and experience working with statistical and/or physics-based models of crustal or surface processes is preferred.

Candidates should have a PhD by the time of applying or expect to have their degree conferred by mid-2024.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
UC's Tectonics and Disaster Risk and Resilience (DRR) Groups are at the forefront of natural hazards and disaster resilience research in Aotearoa | New Zealand and internationally. Our researchers represent an array of disciplines and are united by their passion for hazards and innovative research. This project will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Tim Stahl and Dr. Tom Robinson.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

What we offer

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive working environment
  • Generous annual leave provisions and competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite café's and eateries, and more

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The closing date for this position is: June 1st (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.  Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]  

Candidates should submit an academic CV and short cover letter describing (i) graduate training relevant to the position; (ii) experience with statistical and/or physics-based models of Earth processes; (iii) programming and GIS skills; (iii) career aspirations and interests in working in the hazard & risk space.

For further information specifically about the role, please contact please contact Dr.Tim Stahl and Dr.Tom Robinson in the UC School of Earth and Environment:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Please Note: Applications for Postdoctoral Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant Doctoral qualification. The title of Postdoctoral Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the Doctoral degree.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the, title of Research Associate will be given, and salary will reflect the Research Associate scale.

Appointable salary for a Post Doctoral Fellow will be $85,000 (pa).

Appointable salary for a Research Associate will be $71,174.93 (pa).

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website , to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 

Job Details
Reference # 19400
Posted on 08 Apr 2024
Closes on 01 Jun 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Research & Development
Job level(s) Academic
Work type(s) Fixed term full-time
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