Lyell Research Fellow (tenure track) in Applied Geoscience


£40,792 to £48,677 p.a.

In order to extend the Geoenergy Research Group within the Lyell Centre of Earth and Marine Science and Technology, Heriot-Watt University invites applications for two Lyell Research Fellow (tenure-track) positions to support our growing research activities in the topical areas of:

  1. Geothermal Energy – enhanced geothermal systems, aquifer thermal energy
  2. Carbon/Energy Storage – permanent storage of CO2; intermittent storage of e.g. hydrogen, compressed air, thermal energy
  3. Subsurface Monitoring and Risk Assessment – with application to unconventional reservoirs, carbon/energy storage, geothermal energy, etc.

We are particularly welcoming applications from candidates who either have (i) a strong background in reservoir monitoring using passive geophysical methods or are (ii) experienced in using and developing an advanced understanding of coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in subsurface reservoirs across multiple scales by integrating laboratory and field data.

The new appointments will help to further develop Heriot-Watt University’s international leadership in laboratory, field, and simulation studies related to applied geoscience for low-carbon energy generation. The successful candidates 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; they will also contribute to post-graduate as well as a practice-oriented teaching in their respective field.

Further details and how to apply here.