Research Geophysicist in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Raeburn Recruitment
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted July 30, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Raeburn Group have a requirement for a Research Geophysicist to work with our client. This is a contract opportunity based in Aberdeen.Only those with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship; therefore current, valid ability to work in the UK is required.MAIN ACTIVITIES:- Conducting innovative research and producing results in written form within timescales set and to an appropriate standard- Acting as a motivated and adaptable team member and coach for internships- Conduct research into one or more of the advanced geophysics projects (coding algorithms and testing them on synthetic and real data) in accordance with the defined work plan as independent stand alone professional under the authority of the Head of section- Develop a sound understanding of best technical practice and apply this routinely.- Develop, maintain and enhance professional and academic contacts outside the Company - Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of projects undertaken- Monitor technical aspects of contracted research that fall within speciality.- Initiate studies/analyses to resolve technical issues.- Publish and report research results internally and externally both in written form in technical reports and professional journals and as presentations at internal and external professional and academic conferences and seminars.- Participate in the exchange of ideas and knowledge within a research multi-disciplinary environment.- Develop techniques and/or software code that can be patented.- Provide mentorship, guidance and support to intern students undertaking independent research projects as part of post-graduate degree courses.SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:- MSc or PhD in Applied Math, Geophysics, Computational Science and/or Engineering- Relevant and appropriate geophysical research experience within academia and/or industry in area of wavefield-based imaging and inversion for reservoir characterisation and time-lapse (4D) seismic monitoring.- Proven programming skills and experience with demonstrated high-level proficiency in at least three of the following programming languages under Linux/Unix operating system: Fortran90, C/C++, Java, Matlab, Python/Julia.- Outstanding knowledge and proven skills in advanced numerical methods and optimisation, seismic inverse theory, and parallel computing- Strong technical, written/oral communication and high-level of interpersonal skillsIn addition it would be beneficial for candidates to possess:- Publications: at least one peer-reviewed journal article in seismic imaging and inversion as first author, and a selection of other publications, which may include extended abstracts, related to seismic full waveform inversion.

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