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     Date Submitted:15-02-2017
     Last Modified:05-01-2018 (12:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Researcher / Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Management, Geoscience Research, Natural Hazards
    CV

    Personal statement:

    I am seeking a senior geoscience project management (9+ years experience) and/or research (17+ years post-PhD experience) position. I am currently involved in natural hazard and risk assessment research (seismic hazard, multi-hazard concepts), with experience in geodynamics (sea-level change, glacial isostatic adjustment, satellite geodesy), and mineral exploration. I have multi-sector international experience (industry, research, academia), including client and end-user liaison, teaching and mentoring, and project proposal preparation.

    Education:

    02.1995 to 09.2000    Doctor of Philosophy
    Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

    09.1991 to 08.1992    Master of Philosophy
    Scott Polar Research Institute, The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

    01.1987 to 09.1991    Master of Applied Science
    Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University of Technology, Kalgoorlie, Australia.

    01.1983 to 12.1986    Bachelor of Science Honours
    Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

    Employment History:

    01.2011 to present    Project Manager/Senior Research Scientist
    GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany.
    Senior scientist/scientific and administrative manager for natural hazard and risk projects.

    01.2009 to 01.2011    Research Associate
    Spatial Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
    Interpretation of Earth observing satellite products for climate-change studies.

    01.2007 to 12.2008    Project Manager/Research Scientist
    GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany.
    Project manager and researcher in an earthquake early warning project.

    01.2001 to 12.2006    Research Geophysicist
    GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany.
    Research focusing on sea-level change and glacial-isostatic adjustment studies.

    1996 to 2000        Research Assistant (various periods)
    Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
    GPS surveys in Papua New Guinea and Antarctica.

    01.1993 to 12.1994    Geophysicist
    ADI Services (Environmental), Sydney, Australia.
    Geophysical surveys, data interpreting, report preparation and client liasion.

    04.1990 to 09.1991    Tutor/Research Assistant
    School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    First-year physics tutorial and laboratory classes. Research involved the analysis of ionospheric data.

    07.1989 to 04.1990    Geophysicist
    Geoterrex Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia.
    Survey planning, processing and interpretation of ground and airborne geophysical data.

    Projects managed/engaged as a researcher:

    SAFER (Seismic eArly warning For EuRope 15.06.2006 – 14.06.2009, EC FP6). Manager, researcher.

    MATRIX (New Multi0Hazard and MulTi-RIsK Assessment MethodS for Europe, 01.10.2010 – 31.12.2013, EC FP7). Manager, researcher, task leader.

    SENSUM (Framework to integrate Space-based and in-situ sENSing for dynamic vUlnerability and recovery Monitoring, 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014, EC FP7). Manager, researcher.

    SIBYL (SeIsmic monitoring and vulnerability framework for civil protection, 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2016 EC-ECHO. Manager, researcher.

    Measuring Seismic Risk in Kyrgyz Republic (01.01.2015 – 31.06.2017, World Bank). Researcher.

    ESPREssO (Enhancing Synergies for disaster Prevention in the EurOpean Union, since 01.05.2017, EC H2020), Researcher, work package leader.

    Professional Affiliations:

    American Geophysical Union  (AGU, since 1995)
    European Geosciences Union  (EGU, since 2004)

    Professional profile

    Research experience:
    - Development of multi-type hazard and risk assessment and mitigation tools and concepts.
    - Development of scenario training exercises for information elicitation.
    - Interpretation of various datasets from Earth observing satellites (rainfall, gravity field).
    - Application of glacial isostatic adjustment modelling tools and datasets to geodynamic problems.
    - Author/co-author of 35+ peer-reviewed papers, numerous conference proceedings and presentations.

    Management:
    - Management of research projects concerned with natural hazard and risk mitigation.
    - Research proposal preparation, consortium development, budget planning.
    - Excellent written and oral communication skills: theses, reports, and peer-reviewed articles, presentations to academic and commercial co-workers and clientele, reviewer of peer review journals, research proposal preparation and review.

    Technical and teaching:
    - Development and modification of geophysical software, personal computer skills.
    - Experience in mineral exploration, environmental, site assessment and GPS surveys.
    - Assistance with the supervision of graduate students, and undergraduate teaching experience.

    General:
    - Multi-sector international experience (industry, research, academia), including client and end-user liaison.
    - Extensive cross-cultural experience in work and educational environments.
    - Flexibility, as demonstrated by breadth of commercial and academic experience.

    Please contact the following for a reference:

    Dr. Massimiliano Pittore        (current immediate supervisor)
    GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences
    Helmholtzstrasse 7, D-14467 Potsdam, Germany
    E-mail:  pittore(at)gfz-potsdam.de

    Prof. Dr. Stefano Parolai        (previous supervisor)
    Director of the Seismological Research Centre,
    OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
    Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C - 34010 - Sgonico ( TS ) Italy
    E-mail:  sparolai(at)inogs.it

    Prof. Dr. Zdenek Martinec        (previous supervisor)
    Dublin Institute for Advanced Study,
    Merion Square 5, Dublin 2., Ireland
    E-mail:  zdenek(at)cp.dias.ie

     


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