Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Reservoir Flow Modelling, University of Nottingham, UK

University of Nottingham
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Study in:UK
Deadline: 22 December 2017

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Reservoir Flow Modelling (fixed-term)

Closing Date
Friday, 22nd December 2017
Job Type
£29799 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post to join the GeoEnergy Research Centre (GERC). GERC is a £14m pioneering joint venture co-established by the University of Nottingham (UoN) and the British Geological Survey (BGS). Its goal is to address the global energy trilemma by strategically focussing its combined efforts and capabilities on the multi-disciplinary research theme ‘rock-fluid interactions’. This includes aspects of CO2geological storage, shale gas, groundwater, coal bed methane (CBM), underground coal gasification (UCG), enhanced oil recovery (EOR), gas hydrates, underground gas/ thermal storage, and radioactive waste storage. GERC’s purpose is to enable a unique and sustainable platform of collaborative research between UoN and BGS that (i) houses a critical mass of core expertise, and (ii) is underpinned by novel and complimentary world class facilities and (iii) brings together the wider research expertise of both organisations. GERC currently operates through several cross UoN-BGS academic appointments and affiliated staff (125 staff in total). It has several major joint research projects and funds many of its own core activities including a PhD studentship programme and an Early Career Research programme. It is also making substantial investments in the development of new facilities and equipment, as well as providing funds to facilitate networking and overseas travel. Further details are available at

For this role, an experienced post-doctoral researcher is required with a good publication track record in reservoir fluid flow simulation. They should have detailed knowledge and practical experience of Schlumberger software (PETREL, ECLIPSE, INTERSECT), and preferably with additional experience in high performance computing and parallel processing. The successful candidate will play a major role in an EU Horizon 2020-funded project called ‘ENabling Onshore CO2 Storage in Europe’ (ENOS). Candidate’s knowledge and skills should be applicable to reservoir fluid flow simulation for oil & gas applications, ideally with experience or transferrable skills relevant to CO2storage/ sequestration, fracture flow, and plume behaviour. The applicant will have proven analytical skills, research capabilities and excellent oral and written communication skills.The post requires a person who can work effectively with multiple departments and both organisations on a range of multidisciplinary projects.

The post holder will report to Professor Matthew Hall and Professor Sean Rigby, and can draw upon the combined laboratory, modelling and computing resources of the University of Nottingham (Faculty of Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Physics, and School of Mathematical Sciences) and the British Geological Survey. Both institutes are conveniently located in Nottingham (10 mins. drive apart). The post holder will be expected to distribute the time spent with colleagues at each campus, as required.

This position is based on a full time, fixed-term contract until 31st January 2020.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof M R Hall, tel: 0115 8467873 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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