Experimentalist Post-Doctoral Associate Position

There is an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research within Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at University of Oklahoma. We are seeking a “hands-on” person capable of helping in conducting multiple federally funded projects. The main responsibilities include experimental set-up, design, instrumentation and mentoring students in conducting experiments. Familiarity with high pressure high temperature instrumentation design is a plus. Various equipment such as multiphase flow loops, drilling and well completion testing equipment are currently available at the research center.

MPGE is one of the leading petroleum engineering schools in the U.S. Current research activities include drilling, reservoir characterization and management, petrophysics, organic rich shale, chemical flooding, geomechanics, acid fracturing, data assimilation, uncertainty estimation, drilling fluids, formation damage, coiled tubing and stimulation and completion. The school has state-of-the-art teaching and research lab facilities.

Essential Duties

  • Instrument design and working experience with sensors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Operational knowledge of various laboratory /pilot equipment, including mechanical, electrical, thermal and processing
  • Presentation and data analysis skills
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.


  • Recent PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or a related field.

Interested applicants should send recent CV, a sample of publication and cover letter to following email address: OUSearch.Experimentalist@gmail.com. Applicants use search number# OU654321 in the subject line. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Starting date is August 1st, 2017.

Note: The appointment may be eligible for renewal up to 1 additional year based on the successful performance, achievement of objectives, programmatic need, obtaining /retaining valid immigration status, and availability of funds.

posted: 08 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.