£22,224 per annum to £24,112 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Based in Edinburgh
Fixed term until 31st March 2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a world leading, forward thinking geological science institute with a focus on both public good science and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. BGS is a Research Centre of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK's leading funder of environmental science. The NERC invests £330m each year in cutting edge research, postgraduate training and scientific innovation.

The UK Geoenergy Observatories (UKGEOS) project is NERC's response to the UK Government's announcement in the 2014 Autumn Statement that it will allocate £31m to create world-class, subsurface energy research test centres, to be operated by the BGS. The centres will allow independent, rigorous and replicable observations of subsurface processes and provide objective scientific evidence on the efficiency, environmental impact and sustainability of novel subsurface energy technologies, for the benefit of society and the economy. The UKGEOS centre in Scotland will focus on geothermal energy.

NERC is now seeking a Geologist to be based at BGS (Edinburgh) to contribute to the understanding of the geological structure and properties of rocks in the subsurface at and around the second UKGEOS centre in Glasgow. You will have broad geoscience knowledge and be able to integrate, describe and interpret diverse datasets (e.g. maps, mine plans, boreholes, core and outcrop data), including the generation of geological models.

A 2:1 geoscience degree, or equivalent and some post-graduate research, training or industry experience in petroleum geoscience, petrophysics, sedimentology or similar is essential, along with knowledge and experience of subsurface geological modelling software packages.

Core logging experience and/or geophysical log interpretation is desirable.

Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare allowance, free parking, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services; to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, Please quote reference number IRC243595.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 1st January 2018.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organization and has achieved Bronze status for Athena Swan - a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

posted: 13 December 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.