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Funded Postdoctoral Position in Hydrocarbon Research at DTU Denmark 2019

Funded Postdoctoral Position in Hydrocarbon Research at DTU Denmark 2019

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applications for a multidiscipline postdoctoral position in the area of numerical modelling of biological processes in the subsurface in the 2019/2010 academic year.

The candidate will develop numerical models for coupled processes in chalk formations and the injection and production wells. He/She will investigate the interaction among different hydraulic, chemical and biological processes controlling the flow dynamics in the wells and the reservoir. A thorough sensitivity analysis on the effect of different mitigation plans on well and reservoir performance will be conducted. This will be then tested for data measured for the targeted field.

The position will be an integrated part of the Scale & Corrosion programme with the focus on improving well integrity.  Co-supervising of Ph.D./MSc students working with reservoir simulation and collaboration with other researchers and students working with advanced water flooding experiments are required. The team will have access to unique field and laboratory data sets to test concepts and methods developed at the centre.  The candidate is expected to work with the team to perform innovative, fundamental, and applied research on:

  • Field-scale analysis of altered injection water composition and physical conditions on the microbial souring and scale in the wells
  • Upscaling CFD and thermodynamic analyses for well models
  • Impacts of biocide and nitrate injection on the well flow
  • Combined effects of temperature, pressure and water compositions fluctuations on the well and reservoir performance

The project will involve work with DHRTC partners’ research teams and with the team in the fluid characterization and recovery processes groups at DHRTC.


Candidates must have:

  • PhD degree in mechanical engineering or other relevant areas;
  • Excellent Knowledge of the fundamentals of multiphase flow and transport in porous media and pipes;
  • A good knowledge of geomicrobiology, applied mathematics and CFD is very valuable.
  • Previous experience with developing numerical codes for reactive transport models is highly advantageous.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English;

Value of Scholarship

  • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
  • The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
  • The period of employment is 2 years.
  • Postdocs receive a special pensionable supplement of DKK 49,300 per year in line with the March 31, 2012 level.

How to Apply

Applications must contain all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. The file must include:

  • Application letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • List of publications
  • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Please submit your online application no later than 12 December 2019.

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