Senior Research Scientist

A Technology Company with a Passion for Geoscience

CGG is a pioneering Technology Company providing world class fully integrated Geoscience services within the global Energy sector. Created in 1931, our history tells the story of a profession conducted with passion and of an adventure stretching across five continents. We employ in excess of 5,500 people worldwide, who bring a unique blend of talent and energy through working together to deliver unrivalled innovative solutions to our customers.

Through our cutting-edge Technology in Geoscience, we have achieved outstanding leadership with a strong focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering the best sustainable solutions to our clients' energy challenges. Based on the foundations of mathematics and applied physics, we bring our clients a unique range of technologies, manufactured equipment and services, designed to generate stunning 3D images of the Earth's subsurface structures.

Our own Unique blend of Technology, Science and Creative Thinking

We use a unique combination of pioneering proprietary software, visualization applications and high performance CPU & GPU computing capabilities. Our scientific teams collaborate with customers, through the analysis, enhancement and creative problem solving of complex data. Together we produce tailored products and customized solutions in pursuit of providing a deeper understanding of the Earth's subsurface structures for exploration, production and optimization of oil and gas reservoirs.

Become Part of our Team

The Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for leading and progressing research into laboratory techniques at CGG. The specialist will be expected to take an innovative approach in a number of different energy fields including environmental analysis, mining and minerals, CCS, Geothermal and Oil & Gas. The Senior Research Scientist will lead the development of new workflows and technologies that provide differentiation for CGG and reduce cycle time. The candidate must not be afraid of actively encouraging and developing ideas outside of conventional workflows in order to be at the forefront of the discipline globally.

They must have strong analytical skills and be able to critically evaluate methodologies currently used as standard practise, whilst staying at the forefront of experimental laboratory techniques. The candidate must be able to work both independently and within a varied and multi-disciplinary team. The role is primarily based at CGG's North Wales sites, however, may also be required to work at other locations in the UK or oversees.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, curious, have an innovative mind-set, and hold significant experience researching laboratory techniques. A passion for dealing with real data is important for this role as you will be solving real-world problems and delivering high-end technological solutions to our clients. They will be fulfilling a new and exciting role in an already established team.

Principle Accountabilities

The successful candidate will develop laboratory based techniques and workflows through experimentation and will be expected to keep up to date knowledge of scientific literature. You will undertake critical evaluation of already developed workflows and provide guidance on improvement, as well as effectively giving feedback to a wider team. As part of the role, you will take a leading role in research and development projects, including project management and the communication of results to key stakeholders. As well as this, you will have in-put into new research proposals and have the responsibility for applying for potential funding.

We are seeking a candidate with high attention to detail and accurate administrative skills who can ensure that all methodologies and results use latest technology and data formatting. You will have good communication skills, both verbal and use this to transfer knowledge on current workflows and educate the wider team to support in their progression. You will be adaptable and able to work as part of a proactive and flexible team, responsible for delivering high quality sample data and have a research and customer focused outlook to problem solving. Collaboration with Universities, students and projects who CGG partner with is another aspect of the role.

Due to the nature of the work, it is vital for the successful candidate to be a reliable and conscientious individual who will work in accordance with legislative and company policies and procedures. As part of this, you will undertake mandatory HSE training whilst in the post and ensure HSE is permanently at the forefront of all actions.

This role may require you to work in other locations in the UK or oversees.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to PhD level in a relevant subject.
  • Proven journal publication and conference presentation track record.
  • Proven laboratory experience in at least one of the following sectors; environmental analysis, mining and minerals, CCS, Geothermal and Oil & Gas, preferably in a research post.
  • Established advanced problem-solving skills, with a desire to continuously improve standard practices and ability to develop new techniques.
  • Ability to undertake and understand scientific analysis.
  • IT literate, with experience of using Microsoft Office.

Familiarity with geoscience input/output data for key disciplines and data integration workflows may also be beneficial for this role, including:

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Petrophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Sedimentology
  • Mineralogy
  • Machine learning techniques and data output
  • Use of Jira project management tools

Learning and Development

Why choose CGG?

Learning and Development

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs of each individual to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own CGG University platform.

Benefits Package

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Relocation assistance program
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our staff
  • Initially 22 days holiday with future increases plus UK bank holidays, complemented by a flexible holiday program

We Care about our Staff and Environment

We recognise the importance of work life balance for our employees, which is supported through our flexible working and relaxed dress code policies.

We recognise and actively support the wellbeing of our staff through many different initiatives;

  • Onsite Exercise classes, almost every day of the week and promoting active lifestyles
  • Our restaurant, offering great food and a highly effective social and work space
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Many discounts schemes, including Gym membership and a cycle purchase scheme

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

published: 01 October 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding this advertisement.