Another post-doc position!

Post-doctoral Research Assistant in the Statistical Analysis of Volcanic Data-streams
Grade 7: £29,541 to £36,298 per annum
Fixed term 24 months

Applications are invited for a 2-year PDRA, to work on statistical analysis of real-time volcanic data-streams within the NERC-ESRC project ‘Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas, STREVA'. The PDRA will work with researchers in the UK and at volcano observatories overseas. STREVA focuses on six volcanoes: three active and well studied; and three posing a significant hazard, but not currently erupting.

Streaming data (e.g. seismic) is ubiquitous in volcano observatories, but the size of the data-sets pose challenges for real-time processing. Recent innovations in statistical and signal-processing techniques show promise for identifying changes in behaviour. The PDRA will investigate best practice for real-time processing, analysis and integration of data streams; and will apply new statistical tools and signal-processing techniques to archive volcano data to assess the potential for developing automated operational alert systems for monitoring.

The PDRA will have options to engage in teaching including lectures and small-group teaching of undergraduates and graduate students and supervising Masters projects.

Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree and PhD in a relevant area (e.g., statistics, applied mathematics, volcanology). Applications will be accepted from candidates close to completing their doctoral thesis.

The post will be based in Earth Sciences, with collaborations with colleagues in Statistics (Oxford, Geoff Nicholls), Imperial College (London; Nick Jones) and within the broader PURE network (Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment). The post is for two years.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria please visit and search for vacancy number 106582. You can also use this direct link.

Applications must be received by midday on Friday 21st June 2013. It is likely that interviews will take place in the week commencing the 15 July 2013.