Rock Physicist (Fixed Term, Full Time)

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton (Great Britain) is seeking a rock physicist to conduct experimental studies in the area of geological CO2 storage and to support marine geophysics research. The post holder will join an active rock physics research team of 4 staff and 3 PhD students seeking to understand fundamental fluid flow processes in the sub-seafloor, and how they may be detected and monitored using remote geophysical sensing, including both seismic and electrical methods.

The post holder will divide his/her time between two funded research projects: the NERC CHIMNEY project (, and the EU STEMM-CCS project ( He/she will work with senior staff to develop and deliver experimental programmes using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation developed in house, including the Greenhouse Gas Acoustic Pulse Tube facility (1 – 10 kHz sediment core measurements). He/she will be required to analyse, interpret and write up the results in the form of science journal publications. He/she will have opportunities to present the results at international conferences and to contribute to the wider activities of the Geophysics Team.

The role is based within the Geophysics team of the Marine Geoscience research group. This is a Fixed Term Appointment, available for 2 years offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.

Deadline for application: 29th April 2018

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