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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Decommissioning

University of Aberdeen - School of Engineering

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £40,792 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th April 2019
Closes: 6th June 2019
Job Ref: ENG133A

The School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Decommissioning to perform interdisciplinary research in the engineering fundamentals that underpin decommissioning and late-life asset managements in the oil & gas sector.

In addition, the new staff member is expected to be a major contributor in the university’s taught MSc Program in Decommissioning, the first of its kind globally.

We require research & development experience in one or more main areas associated to decommissioning and late-life such as subsea structural engineering, flow assurance, well plugging and abandonment and enhanced oil/gas recovery.

This is a unique opportunity to – in close interaction with the OGTC and a newly to be appointed Chair – shape an emerging interdisciplinary branch of engineering that will play a major role in the energy transition.

We are looking for an industrially oriented academic, or an academically oriented individual from industry with a PhD degree in a relevant engineering discipline. The successful candidate is experienced in research & development and has an excellent track record in research and technology development witnessed through e.g. papers or patents. Experience with commercialization of research and development is highly desirable, as is a chartered engineer (CEng) status.

For appointments at Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum). For appointment made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 June 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Igor Guz, Head of School

01224 272808

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Guz

Please quote reference number ENG133A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

In order to further enhance its diversity, the School particularly welcomes applications from women who are currently underrepresented in the School.

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