UK: Research Associates (2 posts) Gravity Gradiometer Sensor Development and Interferometric Gravity Gradiometer Development at University of Strathclyde

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Staff Category: Research

Reference No: R92/2013

Reports To: Nicholas Lockerbie

Grade: 7 -Salary Range: £29541 – £32267 (restricted due to grant funding)

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 30 April 2016

FTE: 1

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 October 2013

Description: The University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with industry partners Shell, Gravitec Downhole Instruments and Guardian Global Technologies, is developing a sophisticated ribbon gravity gradiometer for the borehole environment. This sensor measures off-diagonal gravity gradient tensor components to generate a detailed density contrast map of a reservoir for oil and gas surveying and carbon capture and storage (CCS) monitoring.

The goal is to develop a ribbon gravity gradiometer sensor for monitoring and auditing the carbon stored in CCS reservoirs. The research work will focus primarily on the CCS application, but parallel programmes in oil and gas surveying/monitoring, and UAV and AUV deployment are expected with ample opportunity for cross-collaboration between the research projects. One of the posts will focus on gravity gradiometer sensor development while the other will focus on interferometric gravity gradiometer development.

Eligibility: Candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Electronics (or an equivalent field), with suitable experience in instrument research and development, electronics design/programming/CAD design/laser interferometers, and instrument modelling, development and testing.

For an application pack: visit or contact Human Resources, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Tel. 0141 553 4133, quoting ref: R92/2013.

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