Field Geologist

CASP a not-for-profit Charitable Trust

CASP is a geological research organisation that is affiliated to the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Funded almost entirely by the international hydrocarbon industry, CASP is widely valued by its sponsors for combining original field-based research in remote areas with innovative regional synthesis.

We are seeking to recruit three motivated field geologists with a broad geological background and an ability to investigate the evolution of sedimentary basins from a sedimentological viewpoint. Applicants will be conscientious, competent field geologists with good communication skills that have completed a PhD. The three positions are as follows:

  1. REGIONAL FIELD GEOLOGIST - working within our Black Sea Project, this post will involve the reappraisal of almost 20 years of CASP work in the region, the production of GDE and HC system element summaries and an innovative approach to original fieldwork and analysis. Hydrocarbon systems training and post-doc and / or HC industrial experience will be highly advantageous.
  2. CLASTIC FIELD SEDIMENTOLOGIST - working within our Paratethyan Stratigraphy team, this post will involve elements of marine siliciclastic sedimentology, sedimentation and tectonics, provenance, basin analysis and stratigraphy. Fieldwork will primarily be in Azerbaijan.
  3. CONTINENTAL FIELD SEDIMENTOLOGIST - working within our Flood Basalts Project, this post will involve the characterisation of the sedimentology and reservoir potential of sub- and intra-volcanic fluvial-lacustrine systems, in the first instance, in Ethiopia. Experience of working with volcaniclastic facies will be beneficial, but not essential.
These permanent positions require the ability to work in a team, to interact with academic and industry contacts, and to take responsibility for project and research development. As well as writing reports for company sponsors, all CASP geologists are strongly encouraged to publish their research to develop and maintain an academic profile, as well as present their results at workshops and conferences.

Salaries are broadly in line with the University of Cambridge scales (Grades 7-8) and include additional benefits. For further details about CASP, please visit:

Please send a CV (naming 2 referees) and a covering letter stating which position you are applying for and explaining your motivation to

The closing date for applications is 14th April 2019. Interviews will be held during the week of 13th May 2019. Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted; this will be before 26th April 2019. Open only to candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

posted: 08 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.