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Job: Imperial College - 1 Year Post-Doc in Computational Geomechanics


Research Associate in Computational Geomechanics

Imperial College London - Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Closing Date: 4 August 2016

Fixed Term appointment for up to 12 months

Salary Range: £33,860 – 42,830 per annum

(Maximum salary on appointment will be £35,640 per annum)


The Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College has an opening for a Research Associate to work within the EPSRC-funded “CONTAIN” project on subsurface CO2 injection. The aim of the project, which is a collaboration between Imperial College, the British Geological Survey, the University of Cardiff, and Shell Global Solutions International, is to provide a better understanding of the impact of pressure depletion and re-inflation on reservoir and caprock material. The work carried out at Imperial College will primarily involve computer simulation of poro-thermo-elastic deformation of geological materials during CO2 injection. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the multidisciplinary team, and will be expected to regularly publish papers in international refereed journals, and give presentations at relevant international conferences.


Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area of Earth Science, Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. They should have experience in the use and development of numerical methods for continuum-scale modelling of solid materials, ideally on unstructured grids. Experience with modelling multi-phase flow in porous media, large scientific computing projects, and programming in an object-oriented language, is also advantageous.


Applicants must have excellent communication skills, be able to organise their own work with minimal supervision, and to prioritise their work to meet deadlines. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven record of research and publications in leading journals. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.


The successful candidate will be part of the Rock Mechanics Group in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, and will work under the supervision of Professor Robert Zimmerman and Dr Adriana Paluszny.


Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160234FH. Further information is also available on the job description.


Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Helen Stoneham at


Closing Date: 4 August 2016

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