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Assistant Seismologist

University of Leicester - Geography, Geology & Environment

Location: Leicester
Salary: £27,830 to £32,236 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 25th September 2019
Job Ref: 1264

About the role

In this role you will support SEIS-UK’s objective of providing instrumentation and all necessary support to the UK Geophysics community to enable academic researchers to perform seismic fieldwork, anywhere around the world. You will maintain the equipment, undertake testing and diagnosing faults in systems and procedures as well as recovering data, analysis of results for quality control, and recommending conclusions. 

In addition, you will ensure appropriate documentation is completed, this includes commercial invoicing, certification of goods and determining requirements for current and future stocks. You will also assist with field support and training of senior academics, researchers and PhD students in the use of SEIS-UK equipment. 

About you

With a first degree in Geology, Geophysics or Engineering, you have a proven ability to solve problems through postgraduate research or through field based experience. You will have experience of geophysical or geological fieldwork in which you have been able to plan and manage your time effectively.

Additional information

Forfurther information please download the Job summary. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Richard England ( or Dr Victoria Lane (

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 15 October 2019.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will developyour career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching. 

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 

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