Volcanic Fluid Geochemist - GNS Science
GNS Science
Hutt Valley, NZ
2d ago

In this role you will provide leadership, scientific and technical expertise to GNS Science's Volcanology Team for both volcano monitoring and research programmes.

As such, you will drive new science and technological developments in volcanic gas monitoring at New Zealand's active volcanoes.


We are seeking a Volcanic Fluid Geochemist to undertake and develop in situ field- and lab-based analyses of volcanic gases from New Zealand's active volcanoes and carry out geochemical modelling for a range of fundamental and applied research projects.

The Volcanology Team is the science team leading volcanology research and volcano monitoring at GNS Science. As a member of the Volcanology Team you will be part of the core group responsible for volcano monitoring in New Zealand.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following :

  • A PhD in Volcanic Fluid Geochemistry;
  • In-depth expertise in : volcanic gas chemistry, magmatic and hydrothermal processesanalysis of discreet gas samples (GC, GCMS, ISE, IC and wet chemical methods)UV and IR spectroscopy, and a keenness for development spectroscopic methods for gas analysis, both open and closed paththermodynamic modelling of volcanic fluids
  • Strong scientific curiosity and a desire to push knowledge and instrumental boundaries to new levels in volcanic gas analysis
  • An appetite for cross-discipline projects
  • A demonstrated ability to analyse data and write reports and papers on the results
  • Some post-doctoral experience, international connections and / or familiarity with the volcano observatory environment would be an advantage.

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