Department of Geophysics - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fiber-Optic Sensing

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Geology & Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Physics

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fiber-Optic Sensing - Department of Geophysics
The Opportunity:

The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) is calling for applications for a Post-Doctoral position. RCP is a 30-year-old, well established industry-funded consortium sponsored by more than 30 oil and gas operators and service companies. RCP, which operates as one of the oldest and most enduring research centers in the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines, is a geophysical research consortium dedicated to the study of integrated reservoir characterization. Our unique model emphasizes a multidisciplinary, collaborative team approach for practical research and preparation of graduate students. Working closely with industry sponsors, RCP explores new methods and technologies to gain improvements in oilfield performance, prediction and optimization. For details on the consortium please see

The research carried about by this position will be focus mainly on fiber-optic sensing (FOS) applications in the oil industry, ranging from seismic VSP, microseismic, low-frequency strain measurements, to production logging, leakage detection, and artificial lift monitoring. The successful candidate will be able to develop physical-based and machine-learning based models to interpret FOS data. The candidate will guide graduate-level students to advance research in the area as well as make his/her own contributions. The candidate will also lead the Python-based software development. RCP will provide appropriate data in the related research areas through multiple on-going projects.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited university and have a strong background in Physics, Mathematics, Signal Processing and Programming. Additional knowledge in Geophysics, Geology and Engineering would be valuable but is not required to apply.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter covering background and interests; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; resume (including: list of publications, list of any prior grants, computational knowledge); and the contact information for three references or three reference letters. Application reviews will begin in October and continue until the position is filled.

Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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