Tuesday, May 21, 2019

United Kingdom: Post-Doc Opportunity With Geothermal Component in Scotland

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dynamic Fluid Loading and Rock Mechanics (The University of Edinburgh)

Location: Department of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 7th June 2019 at 5pm (GMT)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to support the experimental investigation of the effects of fluid pressure pulses on the downhole mechanics of rock fracturing, as part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Prosperity Partnership “Smart Pumping for Subsurface Engineering” project.

The scientific aim of the work is to optimise patterns and sizes of pressure pulses required to maximize a fracture network enabling access to the rock mass.

The position supports and contributes to the fundamental research required to facilitate the engineering of a new generation of well stimulation technology based on the controlled pulsation of fluids.

Your duties will include developing and taking responsibility for the commissioning and testing of a specially designed large sample rock testing unconfined rig (UC cell), integration of the fluid delivery system, fibre optic strain measurement and acoustic measurements. This development will also include synthesis with similar parallel development on the Geo Reservoir Experimental Analogue Technology (GREAT) cell.

In addition you will be expected to both manage the development of the UC cell, contribute to the integration of technologies to the GREAT cell and develop your own scientific program within the constraints of the project.

You will be part of a team including two academic staff members, a PDRA, dedicated technical staff and you will be expected to contribute to the supervision of PhD students.

Training will be given at all stages of work, this position is an exciting opportunity to develop research and technical expertise.

This post is full time and fixed term (30 months) and is available immediately.

The School aims to ensure equality of opportunity and holds an Athena SWAN Silver award. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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