Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Carbon Capture and Storage

University of Oxford
January 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:£35,333 - £36,386
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Contract Type:fixed term for 12 mo
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Carbon Capture and Storage

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor Joe Cartwright, the post holder will be a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research as part of a larger initiative within Oxford to address policymaking in the environmental sciences. Specifically, the role is to undertake research within Sprint 5, part of the Agile Initiative, focusing on CO2 storage in and beneath our shelf seas: potential, incentives and regulation.

The post holder will take responsibility for an evaluation of the proposed Endurance CO2 storage site. They will characterise and quantify the risk of leakage from the injection site to the seafloor by conducting an integrated geophysical/petrophysical study of the entire post-reservoir overburden up to the seabed. A leakage ‘risk cube' will be derived from legacy 3D seismic data from the study site.

All seismically resolvable seal bypass elements will be mapped in 3D, classified from seismic attribute analysis and embedded into flow models. The stratal seal units and bypass elements will then be used as input for the geomechanical modelling study to complete the workflow to derive a gross risk cube (GRC).

You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities, adapting existing interpretational approaches to CO2 site investigation, and developing ideas for new approaches to seal risk analysis for CO2 storage. You will collaborate in the preparation of research publications in leading journals, present papers at conferences or public meetings and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on methodologies or procedures.

You will hold, or be close to completion, of a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience and have a strong background in the use of seismic data to interpret lithological variations in sedimentary sequences. You must also have excellent communication skills including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

For further details of the role please see the job description.

This post is available from 1st April 2023 and is fixed term for 12 months.

The deadline for applications is midday on 9th January 2023. Interviews will take place in early February.

You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 161898 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 09-Jan-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £35,333 - £36,386 per annum

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