Sunday, May 6, 2012

Denmark : PhD Project: Computational Geoscience

The Inverse Modeling and Geostatistics Project at CERE - DTU Informatics invites applications for a 3-year PhD position starting June 1, 2012, or soon thereafter. The position is affiliated with the project Heat Storage in Hot Aquifers (HeHo) financed by The Danish Council for Strategic Research.

The goal of the HeHo project is to develop new technology to improve planning of energy storage in geothermal reservoirs through high-quality experiments and modelling.

Project Description
This PhD project will seek new directions in utilizing integrated geophysics, geostatistics and rock physics for developing reservoir models. A combination of these methods with data analysis by existing flow simulation techniques will provide new insight into the structure and properties of reservoirs, and to optimize energy resource production.

The PhD project involves a combination of theory and algorithm development. The methods developed in the project will be applied to problems in modeling of subsurface reservoirs for energy resources exploration.

Candidates must have an MSc degree in physics, geoscience or engineering, with a strong background in computational methods. Experience with numerical solution of inverse problems in geoscience and geostatistics is a useful qualification. Furthermore, good programming skills, preferably in Matlab, C and FORTRAN, and good command of the English language are essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the ITMAN Graduate School Programme of DTU Informatics. Information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies is included in the general rules at DTU, which may be obtained here.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current Danish rules for PhD degree students.

Further Information
Further information concerning the project can be obtained from ProfessorKlaus Mosegaard
 who is the advisor in the project.

Further information concerning the application is available at the DTU Informatics PhD homepage, the DTU Informatics Graduate School ITMANhomepage or by contacting the responsible ITMAN Graduate School secretary: Ulla Jensen
, DTU Informatics, phone: + 45 4525 3359.

Applications must be submitted in English and we must have your online application by 10 May 2012. Please open the link in the grey bar below: "apply for this job online" (“søg stillingen online”).

Applications must include:
  • application (letter of motivation)
  • CV
  • documentation of a relevant completed M.Sc. or M.Eng.-degree
  • course and grade list of bachelor and master degrees
  • calculation of the weighted grade average, see guidelines here
All candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, handicap, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline : 10 May 2012

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