EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow

Location
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Posted
22 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Research Fellow – Part Time (30 hours FTE), 12 months Fixed Term

We have a Research Fellow position available to join our School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

The position is supported by the Net Zero Technology Centre and Centrica Storage Limited and is initially fixed for 12 months.

You will participate and contribute to exciting developments in underground hydrogen storage modelling. Your main responsibility is to carry out simulation-based study on hydrogen storage scenarios in a depleted gas field using GPSFLOW. This will include the use of carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen gas as a cushion gas for a grid-scale hydrogen storage in a depleted oil field.

GPSFOLW is a novel simulator which has been recently developed by the team here. The model is capable of modelling underground hydrogen and gas mixture storage, using parallel computing.

The role

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement a high-quality reservoir-scale model for scenario analysis of hydrogen storage in a depleted gas field.

You will be able to apply and develop novel modelling approaches to assess caprock performance for hydrogen storage scenarios. Further to this, your knowledge will help support optimal design of hydrogen storage capacity and the working gas capacity.

You will be providing valuable to support to deliver and report on project results including in major international conferences and workshops.

This role offers ample networking and collaboration opportunities with a big team within a fantastic knowledge and support base, within the School within the Computing and Engineering subject groups as well as with a leading research institute in California and with leading international industry.

Who are we looking for

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • PhD or equivalent work experience in computational geoscience, petroleum engineering, mathematics, or chemical engineering.
  • A strong background of computational modelling and/or multiphase flow in porous media
  • Previous experience in the application of simulation tools (e.g., TOUGH or Eclipse) in computational geoscience or reservoir engineering is desirable.

For full details regarding the role, please click here to view the job description. 

Benefits we offer

Salary: £33,309 - £39,739 (Grade 5) per annum, pro rata

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

For detailed information on our benefits, click here.

Additional information

Closing date: Sunday 14 August @ 11:59pm

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Zuansi Cai (z.cai@napier.ac.uk).

For any Recruitment queries, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment@napier.ac.uk.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.Research Fellow – Part Time (30 hours FTE), 12 months Fixed Term

We have a Research Fellow position available to join our School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

The position is supported by the Net Zero Technology Centre and Centrica Storage Limited and is initially fixed for 12 months.

You will participate and contribute to exciting developments in underground hydrogen storage modelling. Your main responsibility is to carry out simulation-based study on hydrogen storage scenarios in a depleted gas field using GPSFLOW. This will include the use of carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen gas as a cushion gas for a grid-scale hydrogen storage in a depleted oil field.

GPSFOLW is a novel simulator which has been recently developed by the team here. The model is capable of modelling underground hydrogen and gas mixture storage, using parallel computing.

The role

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement a high-quality reservoir-scale model for scenario analysis of hydrogen storage in a depleted gas field.

You will be able to apply and develop novel modelling approaches to assess caprock performance for hydrogen storage scenarios. Further to this, your knowledge will help support optimal design of hydrogen storage capacity and the working gas capacity.

You will be providing valuable to support to deliver and report on project results including in major international conferences and workshops.

This role offers ample networking and collaboration opportunities with a big team within a fantastic knowledge and support base, within the School within the Computing and Engineering subject groups as well as with a leading research institute in California and with leading international industry.

Who are we looking for

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • PhD or equivalent work experience in computational geoscience, petroleum engineering, mathematics, or chemical engineering.
  • A strong background of computational modelling and/or multiphase flow in porous media
  • Previous experience in the application of simulation tools (e.g., TOUGH or Eclipse) in computational geoscience or reservoir engineering is desirable.

For full details regarding the role, please click here to view the job description.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £33,309 - £39,739 (Grade 5) per annum, pro rata

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

For detailed information on our benefits, click here.

Additional information

Closing date: Sunday 14 August @ 11:59pm

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Zuansi Cai (z.cai@napier.ac.uk).

For any Recruitment queries, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment@napier.ac.uk.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.