Assistant, Associate Professor in Geomechanics
Location: Based at Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh
Based at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus, Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey (BGS) joined forces in 2015 to create a new research platform, the Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology, to become one of Europe's leading centres for research and expertise in the earth and marine sciences.
The Lyell Centre promotes innovative research at the core of geoscience, marine and terrestrial ecology, computing, mathematics and engineering. Together with our colleagues at BGS, the Centre aims to create a world-leading research cluster bringing science and technology together to tackle major issues of natural resource and energy supply in a responsible and sustainable way.
Further information can be obtained at: https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/research/the-lyell-centre.htm
We are particularly seeking candidates who have a strong background in rock mechanics, with a focus on the laboratory as well as the engineered reservoir scale and show an understanding of coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in subsurface reservoirs across multiple scales by integrating laboratory and field data.
You will help to further develop HWU international leadership in laboratory, field, and simulation studies related to geoenergy applications and applied geoscience for geoenergy applications, such as geothermal, carbon capture and storage or energy storage. You will be expected to develop an independent research agenda as part of the vibrant Geoenergy Research Group, focussed on understanding, quantifying, and modelling the relevant geoscientific processes of deep reservoirs in the Earth's crust.
You will have a strong academic track record, especially with respect to publications and securing independent funding. Geoscientists with a current private-sector or academic background are equally encouraged to apply. Opportunity to foster links between fundamental geoscience research and its practical application by government and industrial stakeholders and is expected to take an active role in pilot/demonstration projects under development in the UK and worldwide.
The appointment will complement, and create new synergies with, existing staff at the Lyell Centre, the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering (IGE) and the British Geological Survey (BGS). A close cooperation with these institutes is expected, building on their world-class expertise in the fields of applied geoscience, reservoir modelling and characterisation, reservoir simulation, and reservoir monitoring.
For informal discussions about the position please contact Professor Andreas Busch, A.Busch@hw.ac.uk .
Please contact Yvonne Constantino, firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any difficulties applying or have any questions.
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