|Salary:||£43,414 to £51,805 (Grade 8)|
|Placed On:||12th January 2023|
|Closes:||12th February 2023|
Institute of Geoenergy Engineering
The Institute of Geoenergy Engineering (IGE) was founded in 1975 and is widely recognised as one of the internationally leading centres of excellence for learning, teaching, and research in petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience.
IGE provides specialist training through its MSc programmes in Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Evaluation and Management, Petroleum Geoscience, Mature Field Management and Subsurface Energy Systems, which are offered on Heriot-Watt University’s campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai, and Malaysia and/or through Heriot-Watt Online. IGE also partners with Schlumberger to deliver an MSc in the Management of the Oil & Gas Industry. To-date, over 5000 students have graduated from IGE, many of them now holding leading positions in the energy industry or academia.
IGE’s industrially focused research involves over 60 academics and researchers and 100 PhD students and covers the full range of activities related to the upstream oil and gas industry, from exploring hydrocarbon provinces to characterising the reservoirs and providing robust uncertainty envelopes for future hydrocarbon production to developing new chemical and engineering solutions that ensure that production wells operate efficiently. More recently, IGE has extended its capabilities to develop and manage other subsurface forms of energy such as geothermal energy and CCUS through new collaborations with the Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology to support the transition to a low-carbon energy future. IGE leads several major UK-wide and interdisciplinary research centres, such as the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas, the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs, or the Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
We seek a candidate for the position of Assistant professor of Applied Geoscience within the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society. The individual is to provide significant and committed support to our expanding departmental initiatives including accelerating the energy transition and sustainable oil and gas resource management. We are looking for people who are motivated, interested in developing further their skills, and have a well-established track record in a specialism and teaching within the broad area of applied Geoscience and Engineering.
Suitable applicants should have an industry-based mindset, with a primary focus on subjects within Geoscience, and/or multi-disciplinary hybrid. You must have a proven track record of research and publication in a blend of applications across both the oil and gas and renewables sectors, particularly focussing on energy transition. Topics of relevance include, but are not limited to carbon capture and storage, hydrogen storage, and geothermal energy. Knowledge and understanding of current technical trends such as data science is also desirable.
It is essential that you have a proven track record in growing and sustaining a major research effort within your specialty, and recognised ability to communicate and disseminate the findings to a wide international audience and industry companies via publications, presentations, company-sponsored research and high-level boards and committees.
A full job description can be found by clicking the 'Apply' button above.
How to Apply
Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 12th of February 2023.
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