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Lecturer in Oil and Gas Engineering (Fluid Flow), Cranfield University, UK

Oil and Gas Engineering Centre 

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career. We already have 70 years of successful research and teaching behind us, all based  on the knowledge, skills and abilities of our staff and our undoubted ability to partner with and develop our post-graduate students.  We host a suite of unique, near industrial-scale facilities that attract funding from the Energy and Power sector and we lead strategic partnerships with the Energy sector and Research Councils. 

Our international reputation is outstanding. We are known for the quality of our work and our capability of performing experimental studies with industrial scale facilities. Our researchers are active in both fundamental and applied research relevant to oil and gas production. The need for experiment is assumed, and our unique facilities make this possible.

Cranfield’s Oil and Gas Engineering Centre is focussed on the needs of the oil and gas, process and energy industries. This is a competitive market, and our work in partnership with industry and government provides high quality training, research, development and consultancy to meet the challenges of this dynamic sector.  This role will be specialising in Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making an impact in the ever-challenging Oil & Gas sector and ready to embrace the paradigm changes associated with the current worldwide energy mix outlook, and are able to demonstrable contribution to successful research funding.

You will support the Oil and Gas Engineering Centre by attracting funding, in collaboration with colleagues from across the Centre and, more broadly, across the Theme, School and the University and conducting world-leading research and teaching.

You will strengthen Cranfield’s reputation in Oil and Gas Engineering research and regulation and work with colleagues in SWEE and the School of Management to develop MSc capability, publications and research. Ideally, you will be able to contribute to further advances in the areas of Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media, and particularly the characterisation of complex pore systems and coupled Hydraulic-Thermal-Mechanical-Chemical (HTMC) processes for:

- Oil & Gas systems (conventional & unconventional)

- Geothermal systems (enhanced geothermal systems in particular)

- CO2 sequestration

- EOR processes

- Hybrid energy systems (e.g. oil & gas and geothermal, geothermal and CO2 sequestration)

- Hydraulic stimulation

You will have a PhD in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics or a closely related discipline. You will also have experience in developing and devising physical, analytical and numerical models for subsurface flow processes, as well as publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals and/or internationally recognised conference proceedings.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publications record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Gioia Falcone on E: G.Falcone@cranfield.ac.uk or T: +44 (0)1234 758390.

Apply online at www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr or contact us for further details on E: hr@cranfield.ac.uk or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 ext. 2342. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2219.

Interview date: 3 October 2016
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