Research Technician in Reservoir Physics

Salary: £31,770 - £36,009 per annum
Location: South Kensington, London

Job Summary

We have an excellent opportunity for a technician to work within a well-funded, world-class laboratory. The post holder will be a highly motivated individual who will provide specialist technical support for experiments in the Novel Reservoir Monitoring, Modelling and Simulation (NORMS) Group's Laboratory for Reservoir Physics.

Duties and responsibilities

The main focus of the role will be

  • conducting routine experiments to measure permeability, streaming potential and electrical conductivity of rock samples
  • conducting routine experiments to measure effluent brine composition and electrical conductivity
  • preparation of rock samples including cutting and cleaning
  • maintenance of laboratory equipment including consumables and liaison with service engineers
  • implementation and monitoring of policies for health and safety within the laboratory

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the laboratory in a manner consistent with good practice and technique.

Essential requirements

Applicants should hold a Bachelor or Master's Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering or Science subject, or be educated to a minimum of HNC level or equivalent in a relevant field and have significant work experience in a relevant technical/scientific role. Applicants should also have demonstrable experience of working at a similar level in previous positions, preferably in an institute of higher education.

We are looking to appoint an individual who has competence in undertaking a range of technical support activities, is self-motivated, innovative, enthusiastic and pro-active, and is able to perform effectively under pressure of deadlines with good personal organisation and time management skills. You should be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision but be willing to work as part of a team.

Experience in relevant underpinning science is desirable but not essential and full training will be provided in the required experimental methods and procedures.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to work within a large multi-disciplinary research group developing and applying advanced experimental techniques. You will join a dynamic, close-knit research team working on a challenging project. Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop their career over a longer timescale within the Department.

Further Information

This is a fixed term post for 12 months with the possibility of renewal

Informal inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Matthew Jackson, e-mail tel. ++44 (0) 20 7594 6538.

Should you have any queries please contact: Katie Rycraft

For technical issues when applying online please email

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Closing date: 22nd April 2019

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posted: 16 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.