Assistant/Associate Professor in Geomechanics: Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

We are particularly welcoming applications from 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.

The new appointment will help to further develop Heriot-Watt University’s 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. The successful candidate 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. The candidate will also contribute to post-graduate as well as a practice-oriented teaching in their respective field.

The successful candidate 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. The new Assistant/Associate Professor will 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.

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Further information:

Please submit your application via the Heriot-Watt on-line recruitment system and include (1) Cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the post referring to the essential and desirable criteria. (2) Full CV that includes the list of publications. (3) Research and teaching statements, showing your strengths in one or more of the research areas above.

For informal discussions about the position please contact Professor Andreas Busch, .

Please contact Yvonne Constantino, should you have any difficulties applying or have any questions.

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