Research Associate in Reservoir Geophysics
Imperial College London Department of Earth Science and Engineering
United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the broad areas of geophysical inversion, seismic imaging and computational geophysics. The work will involve the development of software for seismic imaging and inversion within the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. The position is funded by this industrially sponsored consortium at Imperial College. You will be working in the internationally leading group in reservoir geophysics at Imperial...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01430
  • Date posted 30 October 2020
  • Closing date 30 November 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Earth Science & Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the broad areas of geophysical inversion, seismic imaging and computational geophysics. The work will involve the development of software for seismic imaging and inversion within the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. The position is funded by this industrially sponsored consortium at Imperial College.

You will be working in the internationally leading group in reservoir geophysics at Imperial College, work in a challenging research field on seismic inversion by waveform simulation, investigating data-driven algorithms for high-resolution imaging, and fundamental and theoretical development on seismic wave propagation and reservoir characterization.

Duties and responsibilities

You will have considerable scope to design and implement your own work programme and to be in charge of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

You should be an excellent communicator liaising with others in the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. Where appropriate, you will supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

You will also be expected to regularly publish papers in international refereed journals and give presentations at relevant international conferences.

Essential requirements

At Research Associate Level: A PhD (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Computing Physics, or Applied Maths.

At Research Assistant Level: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Computing Physics, or Applied Maths.

In addition, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should have experience of one or more of the following: seismic geophysics, computational geophysics, imaging, inversion theory and application, together with a strong background in mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering physics.
  • Computer programming skills and experience (using C and other languages) are essential.

Further information

This is a fixed term post for up to 11 months in the first instance with the possibility of being extended (subject to funding).

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

Informal inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Yanghua Wang (+44 (20) 7594 1171, yanghua.wang@imperial.ac.uk).

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact: Katie Rycraft, via email: k.rycraft@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG01430


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