The LIAG-INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED GEOPHYSICS invites applications for temporary employment at the earliest possible date with 100 % of the regular weekly working time limited until 31.12.2025 for the position of

Geoscientist (m/f/d)

Job posting number G 11/24
Keyword: "WarmUp - Geotherm"

The LIAG-Institute for Applied Geophysics is an independent research institution in Hannover with many years of practical expertise in geothermal exploration. One of our current research projects is the "WarmUp project", which supports the development of medium-deep geothermal energy for the heat transition in Germany with its scientific work.

Your tasks:

  • Selection of suitable geodata for geothermal interpretation
  • Interpretation of borehole data with regard to geothermal reservoirs
  • Evaluation of probability of success (POS studies) of geothermal projects
  • Comparison of POS studies with actual well productivity
  • Further development of the LIAG methodology for POS studies
  • Survey of the geothermal play type concept
  • Updating and further development of the play type concept
  • Writing peer-reviewed publications on the topic of Play Type in international journals
  • Maintenance of scientific databases
  • Cooperation in an interdisciplinary team

Required qualifications and experience:

  • University Master's degree in geosciences or geophysics
  • English language skills (at least comparable to level B2 GeR)
  • German language skills (at least comparable to level B2 GeR)
  • Experience in geosystems analysis
  • Experience in the graphical representation of geoscientific data
  • Very good knowledge of geothermal energy (near the surface and deep)
  • Knowledge in georesource valuation
  • Knowledge of reservoir or borehole hydraulics
  • Knowledge of GIS systems such as QGis or ArcGIS or comparable
  • Very good communication skills in an international team
  • Very good organizational skills

Ideally, you also meet the following requirements:

  • Experience in geological interpretation
  • Experience in digital borehole log interpretation (e.g. with WellCAD)
  • Knowledge in the preparation of probability of success studies
  • Knowledge of 3D geological modelling (e.g. with goCAD)
  • Good knowledge of the geology of Germany

We offer:

LIAG enjoys an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally. The institute is characterized by excellent infrastructural integration into the GEOZENTRUM Hannover, stateof- the-art and high-performance equipment (IT, laboratory, field), strong networking, and a friendly, professional and collegial working-environment. LIAG promotes further education and training of its staff.

The place of employment is Hannover, Germany. The classification takes place in pay group 13 of the collective agreement for the public service (TV-L). (Collective Agreement for public service of the German states, TV-L), taking into account § 40 No. 5 TV-L (consideration of professional experience).

We welcome applications from people of all nationalities, regardless of their origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. LIAG also pursues the goal of equal professional rights for women and men. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women. With flexible working hours, we offer you a responsible and varied job that is also suitable for part-time employees and as a re-entry after parental leave.

The LIAG endeavours to increase the proportion of severely disabled people, which is why they will be given preference, if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application electronically (PDF with max. 10 MB) with meaningful documents, quoting the job advertisement number G 11/24 and the keyword "WarmUp - Geotherm" via to Prof. Dr. Inga Moeck until 17.04.24.

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posted: 27 March 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.