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We are always interested in hearing from researchers with innovative proposals in the field of CCS research - please contact us at info@sccs.org.uk

 

SCCS Senior Scientific Research Officer (Net Zero Decarbonisation)

Post: Fixed term, full-time to end of April 2021 (with likelihood of contract extension)

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 4th May 2020

More details and to apply

Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, is looking for a Senior Scientific Research Officer with a desire to facilitate action on CO2 emissions reduction on the pathway to net zero. This is an exciting opportunity to work with industry across Scotland, the Scottish industrial cluster NECCUS, and research teams in projects across Europe.

We are seeking someone with an appropriate chemistry, engineering, or environmental science background who will use their expertise to support the development of investable industrial CO2 capture, transport and storage projects in Scotland and the Central North Sea.

The role is responsible for leading the strategic development and delivery of SCCS’s portfolio of work on the role of CCS across the economy, aimed at providing the Scottish Government and other key stakeholders with timely, accessible and relevant knowledge and data to inform the development and implementation of policy, and support industry in the development of projects.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Philippa Parmiter (philippa.parmiter@ed.ac.uk)

PhD Opportunities at the University of Strathclyde

Fully-funded PhD opportunities relevant to CO2 storage, all within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. For project descriptions, including information about eligibility and how to apply, see our PhD Opportunities webpage.

**Check web links for application deadlines. NB: Some may have elapsed in March**

Pulsed fluid pumping for remediation of leakage from geological storage (Lead: Dr Jen Roberts. Co: Dr Gareth Johnson, Dr Katriona Edlmann, Prof Chris McDermott)

Understanding micro-mechanisms of CO2 capillary breakthrough and localized pathways to assess caprock CO2 leakage hazard (Lead: Dr Matteo Pedrotti. Co: Prof Alessandro Tarantino). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)

Quick Clays for Improved Well Integrity and Sealing (Lead: Dr Matteo Pedrotti, Co: Prof Rebecca Lunn). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)

Exploiting thermally and microbially induced carbonate precipitation to improve reservoir storage integrity (Lead: Dr Kate Dobson. Co: Dr James Minto, Prof Vernon Phoenix). For a project summary (PDF), see here. This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)

From fines migration to filter cake formation and back again: using state-of-the-art in situ observation to understand pore scale processes (Lead: Dr Kate Dobson. Co: Prof Chris Greenwell, Dr Grainne El Mountassir) For a project summary (PDF) see here.

Modelling uncertainties in fracture models: From micro to field scale (Lead: Dr Jen Roberts. Co: Dr James Minto, Dr Gareth Johnson, Prof Zoe Shipton, Billy Andrews). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)

Other geoenergy-related PhD projects include:

Understanding Hydrate Formation in Porous Rock for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Applications (Lead: Dr Andrea Hamilton. Co: Dr Karen Johnston, Prof Jan Sefcik)

Machine Learning-Based Control of Pressure Waves in Subsurface Engineering (Prof. Jonathan Corney, Dr Bill Dempster)

Restoring Life and Function to Oil-Impacted and Remediated Soils (Lead: Dr Christine Switzer. Co: Dr Charles Knapp, Dr Andrea Hamilton). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)

 

 

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