The GEM Foundation serves the moral and economic imperative to reduce the loss of lives and livelihoods from earthquake. GEM is a global non-profit providing organisations and individuals with open resources to assess earthquake risk anywhere in the world. By pooling data, knowledge and people, GEM acts as an international forum for collaboration and exchange, and leverages the knowledge of leading experts for the benefit of society.
GEM is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We offer a safe and comfortable working environment with competitive salaries based on a non-profit scale and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
We offer a young, innovative and stimulating international working environment in Pavia, a university town in the North of Italy (at 30 km distance from Milan).
Postdoctoral Active fault specialist/earthquake geologist
In November 2016 GEM will start work on a project whose goal will be the construction of a global homogenised collection of active fault data; GEM is looking for an active fault specialist to work on this project. The position will be at the post-doctoral level and will last for a period of 18 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension. The selected applicant will work in the GEM earthquake hazard team to compile and curate a global database of active faults, with a specific focus on its utility for earthquake hazard assessment.
Active_Fault_Specialist.pdf (425.7 KB)
We look forward to hearing from you. Please apply to email@example.com with a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the position, your list of references (minimum 2), and timeline of availability. The selection procedure will start in September and continue until we have found a suitable candidate.
Structural Engineer / Vulnerability Modeller
GEM is leading an initiative to derive sets of fragility and vulnerability functions at a global scale for regional risk analysis. Within this project, sets of ground motion records compatible with the seismicity and tectonic region in various parts of the world will be selected, numerical model for the most common types of constructions will be developed, and nonlinear time history analysis will be performed using GEM’s Risk Modellers Toolkit. This project will result in several fragility and vulnerability functions which will contribute to the on-going global risk modelling effort being led by GEM and its partners.
Vulnerability_Modeller.pdf (385.0 KB)
We look forward to hearing from you. Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter/email explaining why you would be a good fit for the position, your resume/CV, list of references (minimum 2), and timeline of availability. The selection procedure will continue until we have found a suitable candidate.
Science Development and Marketing Officer
We are looking for a Science Development and Marketing Officer with a strong science/technical background and experience in fundraising and marketing. Related expertise of interest includes business development, networking, sales and product management. The ideal candidate will be visionary, result oriented, have outstanding communication skills, and thrive in an international multi-disciplinary environment. Knowledge of natural hazards, risk management or disaster risk reduction are highly desirable.
Science_Development_and_Marketing_Officer.pdf (370.0 KB)
We look forward to hearing from you. Please apply to email@example.com with a cover letter/email explaining why you would be a good fit for the position, your resume/CV, list of references (minimum 2), and timeline of availability. The selection procedure will continue until we have found a suitable candidate.
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