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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen storage in subsurface porous rocks – University of Edinburgh

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07/04/2023, 23:59
Degree Level
Job Schedule
Full time
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Contract Type
Fixed Term

UE07: £36,333.00 – £43,155.00 Per Annum, Pro Rata.

College of Science and Engineering / School of Geosciences / Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Fixed Term Contract – 18 Months; Full Time – 35 Hours Per Week.

We are seeking a highly ambitious and motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to join our team and lead experimental investigations into the fundamental processes associated with geological storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the EU H2020 funded HyUsPRe (Hydrogen Underground Storage in Porous Reservoirs) and PilotSTRATEGY (CO2 Geological Pilots in Strategic Territories) projects.

The Opportunity:

As a PDRA, you will conduct experimental investigations on the geochemical processes involved in the geological storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Experimental characterisation of geochemical reactivity of carbon dioxide and hydrogen with different subsurface reservoir, caprock, well cement and pure mineral samples at a range of storage temperatures and pressures.
  • Determine mineral reaction rates if any reactions are observed during the experiments.
  • Quantify potential caprock and reservoir integrity loss during hydrogen and carbon dioxide storage.
  • Undertake geochemical modelling using PHREEQC to support the experimental results.

Your work will be critical in the advancement of our understanding of the geological storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen.


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