Research Geophysicist

Keyworth, Nottingham
£28,200pa to £30,600pa 
27 Apr 2018
27 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Research Geophysicist (IRC244981)


Keyworth, Nottingham

£28,200pa to £30,600pa 

Full time – 37 hours a week 

Open ended


About Us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

The British Geological Survey (BGS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes

About the role

You will join an established dynamic team of researchers with a world-leading track record in the development of electrical (and allied) geophysical methods for monitoring complex near-surface earth systems and processes. 

We have a strong focus on hydro- geophysical research, and have active projects concerned with landslide characterisation and monitoring, geo-energy, agriculture, groundwater-surface water interactions, permafrost, nuclear waste disposal, and contaminant transport problems. 

You will undertake research to support and extend our existing activities, including developing our international geophysical observatory network for monitoring landslides and participating in the development of new monitoring infrastructure to underpin energy-related research.

About you

You will have a PhD in geophysics or a related subject or relevant work experience and a track record of scientific publications (including first author).

You will have the skills, knowledge and ability to solve practical and computational physics-based problems. This will include the ability to measure, analyse and interpret datasets acquired through undertaking field surveys, laboratory experiments or computer simulations. 

Familiarity with electrical methods (e.g. ERT, SP, and IP) is essential. 

We are seeking a candidate who has a full driving licence and is enthusiastic to travel widely, both within the UK and overseas, given that many of our projects are field-based and include international partners. 

You will have good communication skills, both oral and written, and will be expected to publish your findings in the peer-reviewed literature. The post involves team working, therefore you should be able to work effectively with others, in a strongly multidisciplinary environment, and have good time management skills.

What we offer

A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. 

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply now button.  Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 27th May 2018.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.  The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organization and has achieved Bronze status for Athena Swan – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education.   There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.


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