Senior Earthquake Scientist at Spire
Glasgow, GB

Spire Global is a 150-person space data company founded in 2012. In less than six years, Spire has built one of the world's largest satellite constellations, and we're just getting started.

We are looking for a Senior Earthquake Scientist to join our Glasgow office. The Senior Earthquake Scientist will be the integral part of a small but agile team tasked with analysing seismology data in tandem with global ionospheric total electron content (TEC) data in order to study and possibly demonstrate an earthquake precursor detection system.

The Senior Earthquake Scientist will lead a team of specialists in this potentially groundbreaking research into mitigating the human cost of catastrophic seismic activity and ultimately aiming to limit loss of life. The interpretation of these data could potentially bolster Spire as the first commercial company with the capability to enhance understanding of novel research into earthquake precursor detection.

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Provide leadership and scientific knowledge to drive project activity.
  • Provide the scientific background and knowledge to drive the research team’s understanding of the connection between seismic activity data and satellite-based ionospheric TEC data as a precursor for potential seismic events.
  • Coordinate efforts of the team project deliverables and driving each milestone to successful completion.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Direct experience in seismology research and multi-platform, cross-disciplinary data analysis for earthquake monitoring.
  • Masters or PhD in Physics, Mathematics or Science (STEM based qualification) or geosciences, applied physics, or related field and a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Intimate knowledge of seismological data and connection to ionospheric perturbations.
  • Exceptionally well-organized, with the ability to go as deep as needed in any project to identify and resolve problems.
  • Adaptability to new ideas and the ability to push the envelope of GNSS capabilities to deliver unique applications in Earth observations and predictive services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Knowledge and research experience in ionospheric disturbances in relation to seismic events.
  • Understanding of research background and techniques in processing seismic activity and TEC data.
  • Familiarity with or participation in the ESA SWARM Earthquake study.