|Salary:||£25,702 to £27,938 (depending on qualifications and experience). UKRI Pay Band C|
|Placed On:||24th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th February 2023|
UKRI – NERC – BGS
This role is based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus
UKRI Pay Band C – salary range is £25,702 to £27,938 (depending on qualifications and experience)
A great benefits package is also offered, including an outstanding pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time
Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, in line with BGS policy)
About the role
The Decarbonisation and Resource Management (DRM) challenge area fits within the context of the increased need to decarbonise energy and industry, to use resources more optimally, combined with intense global competition for resources and a need to expand the delivery of affordable, sustainable energy across the world. Geological disposal of radioactive waste is a key research area within this challenge.
In this exciting role of Subsurface Geoscientist, you will use a range of desk, core-lab, and field-based skills and techniques to make geological observations, develop robust interpretations, and create a range of geological models. Working effectively with others, and at times independently, you will contribute to an improved understanding of the subsurface for a range of Energy Transition applications through relevant research and publications.
This role will enable you to develop skills in clastic sedimentology, facies analysis, stratigraphy, core-logging, interpretation of wireline and seismic reflection data, the production of geological models, report writing, and presenting. You will regularly apply geological interpretation skills, including primary geological (sedimentological) observation, wireline analysis, and seismic interpretation to understand sedimentary processes and products. You will be expected to relate these to both local and basin scale controls.
You will use a range of stratigraphical approaches applicable to geological characterisation (e.g., sequence stratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy). You will share your geological knowledge with colleagues and stakeholders, including specialists from other disciplines, clients, and members of the public.
You will be a geologist with a First or Upper Second-class degree in Geology/Applied Geology (or a very closely related subject e.g. Earth Sciences). An MSc or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field is highly desirable but not essential.
You can demonstrate effective geological interpretation skills, including primary geological (sedimentological) observation, wireline analysis, and seismic interpretation. You understand sedimentary processes and products (deposits) and can relate these to both local and basin scale controls.
You possess knowledge of the latest approaches applicable to the characterisation of sedimentary systems, including investigation techniques and applied considerations. You can work confidently with, and develop robust geological interpretations from, diverse geoscientific data that may include, well/borehole data, field-observations, and 2D/3D seismic.
Although the position is primarily office-based, fieldwork will play an important part of the role and you will be required to travel and work away from home both in the UK and overseas.
Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th February 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in late February 2023 in Edinburgh.
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