|Salary:||£36,261 to £39,609|
|Placed On:||18th December 2018|
|Closes:||31st January 2019|
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Dr Jingsheng Ma, Associate Professor, for a period up to 6 months, from 1st April, 2019. The position will be based in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, which is part of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. The successful appointee will be involved in 1) constructing digital shale rock models; and 2) modelling shale gas flow and transport on those shale rock models to determine effective properties. This position will be funded under UK EPSRC grant (EP/M02203X/1, https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/M02203X/1).
One objective of this project is to gain a better understanding of collective contributions of different flow and transport mechanisms, taking place in ultra-tight shale pore space, on effective properties. To this end, digital shale models will be generated at selected pore scales to honour shale characteristics, which are captured from 2/3D images acquired on shale samples by means of SEM, FIB-SEM, X-ray CT and/or optical microscopy imaging. Effective properties will be determined by numerical simulations while their behaviours will be analysed. The successful appointee will have an opportunity to interact with researchers of the project partner at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have a first degree in geosciences, engineering or computer sciences and Postdoc experience or a PhD degree, on image characterisation for granular materials and model reconstruction, as a key element in the previous work.
For application details and further information please go to: www.hw.ac.uk/apply-jobs
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