Research Associate in Reservoir Geophysics

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the broad areas of geophysical inversion, seismic imaging and computational geophysics. The work will involve the development of software for seismic imaging and inversion within the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. The position is funded by this industrially sponsored consortium at Imperial College. You will be working in the internationally leading group in reservoir geophysics at Imperial...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01692
  • Date posted 13 May 2021
  • Closing date 13 June 2021

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the broad areas of geophysical inversion, seismic imaging and computational geophysics. The work will involve the development of software for seismic imaging and inversion within the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. The position is funded by this industrially sponsored consortium at Imperial College.

You will be working in the internationally leading group in reservoir geophysics at Imperial College, work in a challenging research field on seismic inversion by waveform simulation, investigating data-driven algorithms for high-resolution imaging, and fundamental and theoretical development on seismic wave propagation and reservoir characterization.

Duties and responsibilities

You will have considerable scope to design and implement your own work programme and to be in charge of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

You should be an excellent communicator liaising with others in the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. Where appropriate, you will supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

You will also be expected to regularly publish papers in international refereed journals and give presentations at relevant international conferences.

Essential requirements

At Research Associate Level: A PhD (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Computing Physics, or Applied Maths.

At Research Assistant Level: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Computing Physics, or Applied Maths.

In addition, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should have experience of one or more of the following: seismic geophysics, computational geophysics, imaging, inversion theory and application, together with a strong background in mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering physics.
  • Computer programming skills and experience (using C and other languages) are essential.

Further information

This is a fixed term post for up to 18 months (31st December 2022 end date).

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant salary range £36,045- £39,183 per annum.

Informal inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Yanghua Wang (+44 (20) 7594 1171, yanghua.wang@imperial.ac.uk).

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact: Katie Rycraft, via email: k.rycraft@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

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You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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