Research Fellow in Time-lapse Seismic Imaging and Inversion

School of Earth and Environment
Reference: ENVEE1534
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term (until 31 March 2023 - due to external
funding) Leeds, UK

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in seismic imaging and inversion? Do you want to help break down barriers to large scale adoption of CCS? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities?

The University of Leeds seeks to recruit a Research Fellow in Time-lapse Seismic Imaging and Inversion to develop state-of-the-art seismic imaging and inversion algorithms. The post supports a research project funded by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) at the Technical University of Denmark and supported by Geosolutions Leeds.

This project will employ the latest developments in seismic acquisition, imaging, and inversion, to develop and test low-cost seismic monitoring technologies applicable to Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) projects.

You have experience in algorithm development for seismic imaging or inversion, you have a PhD in Geophysics or a related field (e.g. Physics, Mathematics), you are comfortable with High Performance Computing (HPC) and programming.

You will join the Applied Geophysics Group at Leeds and the Geophysical Imaging Group of Dr. De Ridder. In this project, your research you will collaborate with staff of the Centre for Environmental Modelling and Computation at Leeds for code development and optimisation, and collaborate with Dr. Mikael Luüthje of DHRTC to design field-realistic numerical trials. You will have the opportunity to develop your own research as appropriate and you will have support and encouragement for your own continuous professional development.

The post is initially costed to 31 March 2023 with the intention to re-appoint for 12 months when funds permit. This post offers the opportunity and support to present at international conferences, 10 days a year (at least) at your discretion for professional development and training, and encouragement and freedom to build and expand your network.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Sjoerd A.L. de Ridder, Lecturer in Applied Seismology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7024, email:

Closing Date: Monday 14 March 2022

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posted: 28 February 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.