Monday, November 30, 2015

Germany: Research Position in EGS Available

PhD Position on Enhanced Geothermal Systems

The International Center for Geothermal Research (ICGR) at GFZ Potsdam is opening a position in the project “SURE - Novel Productivity Enhancement Concept for a Sustainable Utilization of a Geothermal Resource”, funded by the European Commission - Horizon 2020 for 2+1 years.

  • the successful candidate will perform high temperature/high pressure experiments in an MTS triaxial deformation apparatus.
  • measurements of mechanical, thermal and hydraulic rock properties under saturated conditions as functions of temperature, pressure and effective stress will be performed.
  • mechanical and flow tests will be conducted on both natural and artificially fractured rock samples under simulated reservoir conditions.
  • microstructural analyses of the treated samples will be performed with optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy.
  • correlations for hydraulic properties of fractured samples depending on time and reservoir conditions will be obtained.
Please submit your application by 31st December 2015 quoting the reference no. 96/ICGR/15 D via email to Please combine your application documents into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes. If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Kirsch at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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