EJGE/GEM Announcement

Available Geotechnical Position:


[Posted: 3:46 PM 9/8/97]

Contract Earthquake Geologist

in New Zealand

Earth Deformation Research Programme, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences is New Zealand's premier provider of geoscience information, research, and geoscience consultancy. It is one of nine Crown Research Institutes established by the New Zealand Government to provide quality scientific research and consultancy for the benefit of New Zealand.

For this 12 month position you will be engaged in research, applied research, and consultancy in earthquake geology, paleoseismology and hazard analysis. Responsibilities include research into tectonic geomorphology, and paleoseismology, using Quaternary stratigraphic markers and appropriate dating methods. Results of this research will be collated in GIS formats and will be presented at peer-group and trade conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Results of the research will be applied to earthquake hazard analysis for facility owners, insurers and for regional and local government.

A masters degree or doctorate in geology with specialisation in active tectonics and paleoseismology is a pre-requisite. Recent experience in earthquake hazard evaluation and integration of geological and geophysical data pertaining to earthquake hazard is also expected. Good interpersonal, writing, and communication skills, combined with an ability to participate in team projects and to interface with clients are important.

Application forms and a full job description are available from Corporate Reception on +64 4 570 1444 or by Email from c.jackson@gns.cri.nz. The term of the temporary position will be from or about November 1 1997 to November 1 1998. Application forms accompanied by a full CV should reach:
Human Resources
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
PO Box 30-368, Lower Hutt
New Zealand

no later than 19 September 1997

The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and operates a non-smoking policy.

Roger Williams, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand

Please respond to Roger Williams