Research Associate in Reservoir Geophysics

Imperial College London

United Kingdom


Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the broad areas of geophysical inversion, seismic imaging and computational geophysics. The work will involve the development of software for seismic imaging and inversion within the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. The position is funded by this industrially sponsored consortium at Imperial College.

You will be working in the internationally leading group in reservoir geophysics at Imperial College, work in a challenging research field on seismic inversion by waveform simulation, investigating data-driven algorithms for high-resolution imaging, and fundamental and theoretical development on seismic wave propagation and reservoir characterization.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will have considerable scope to design and implement your own work programme and to be in charge of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

You should be an excellent communicator liaising with others in the Centre for Reservoir Geophysics. Where appropriate, you will supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

You will also be expected to regularly publish papers in international refereed journals and give presentations at relevant international conferences.

Essential Requirements

You will have completed PhD studies (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Computing Physics, or Applied Maths. You should have experience of one or more of the following: seismic geophysics, computational geophysics, imaging, inversion theory and application, together with a strong background in mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering physics. Computer programming skills and experience (using C and other languages) are essential.

Further Information

This is a fixed term post until 30th April 2020

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum.

Informal inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Yanghua Wang (+44 (20) 7594 1171, 

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