Research Fellow in Geosolutions: Geomechanics of Fractured Geothermal Aquifers

£37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Full time, Fixed term (31st July 27)
Leeds - Main Campus

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in quantitative structural geology/geomechanics, and analysing brittle fractures and their patterns? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities, and develop fundamental research which will accelerate the Energy Transition?

The role is based in the Geosolutions Leeds research centre, an exciting new strategic investment by the University of Leeds as part of its Climate Plan, supporting the refocusing of research. Geosolutions Leeds brings together world-leading expertise in geology, engineering, and social science to deliver an integrated systems approach to energy geoscience that will meet Net Zero goals.

You will work with Professor Dave Healy on the development of fracture patterns and their fluid flow behaviour under stress. This work includes a new Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) project ('Quantifying Fluid Flow in Stressed & Fractured Carbonates'), and an existing NERC project with UCL ('Quantifying the Anisotropy of Poroelasticity'). Overall, this work aims to develop new understanding of fracture pattern development and response using outcrop and well data, integrated with numerical modelling of fluid flow in stressed networks.

You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of Earth Science (Geology or Geophysics), Engineering or Physics and have experience of structural field work, numerical modelling/coding, and have a strong commitment to publishing scientific results.

If you are looking for a role that will combine quantitative geoscience with finding solutions to the challenges of the Energy Transition, apply today.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) - That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance- the University contributes 14.5% of salary
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

Closing date: 31st May 2024

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