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Research Geophysicist (AGL45652)

Date Posted: 31/07/2018
Area: Aberdeen
Duration: Ongoing Contract
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Ref: AGL45652

Oil and gas operator currently have an opening for a Research Geophysicist to join their team for a contract role based here in Aberdeen.



  • Conducting innovative research and producing results in written form within timescales set and to an appropriate standard

  • Initiating learning opportunities to facilitate the development of skills and knowledge

  • 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 specialty.

  • 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.

  • Produce all work to high quality and on time whilst accepting individual responsibility for their activities.

  • Contribute actively to 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



  • MSc or PhD in Applied Math, Geophysics, Computational Science and/or Engineering

  • Relevant and appropriate geophysical research experience with in academia and/or industry in area of wave field-based imaging and inversion for reservoir characterization 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 optimization, seismic inverse theory, and parallel computing on internal HPC platform.

  • Strong technical, written/oral communication and high-level of interpersonal skills

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