Engineering and Applied Science - Statoil Research Chair (Reservoir Engineering)

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Date posted: 2013-03-01

Statoil Research Chair in Reservoir Engineering

Applications are invited for the Statoil Research Chair in Reservoir Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. This is a tenure-track faculty position as Associate Professor or Professor commencing in September 2013 or earliest thereafter. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must hold a PhD in an appropriate area and have relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: drainage strategies for offshore reservoirs; reservoir simulation and modeling of injection methods including enhanced recovery schemes; optimized use of seismic data for reservoir characterization, history matching and linking static and dynamic behaviour in the reservoirs; modeling and predictions of optimized well placement and completion solutions. The successful candidate should have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in engineering and will be expected to register as a professional engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Statoil Research Chair in Reservoir Engineering will become an integral part of an established group of researchers and educators in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, who offer undergraduate programs in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, process, and ocean and naval architectural engineering. Undergraduate engineering programs at Memorial are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

Petroleum engineering is an emerging focus area at Memorial University. The Chair will establish, promote and focus his/her teaching and research on petroleum engineering, and is expected to take a leadership role in the ongoing development of petroleum engineering capability within the Faculty's undergraduate programs. The Chair is expected to develop and maintain engagement with the petroleum engineering community to help ensure broad industry participation and support.

The Chair will have a teaching load that is half the norm in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Chair will be expected to develop a funded research program and establish links with other researchers at and beyond Memorial, as well as with industry. Graduate students are expected to be an integral part of the Chair's research program activities. The Chair will have an established reputation with industry and be expected to maintain close contacts.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For further information about Memorial, please view the website at

Applicants should forward (preferably electronically) a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees, a one-page statement of teaching and research interests, and copies of three relevant technical publications to:

Dr. G. F. Naterer, Dean
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X5

Deadline to receive applications is March 31, 2013. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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