Jobs and Opportunities

BGS Consultation on CO2 Storage Testbed

Opportunity type: Open consultation
Organisation: BGS
Location: online
Response Deadline: 19th April 2021
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The British Geological Survey (BGS) has been asked by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council to develop a concept for a new CO2 storage research facility. This ambitious plan will develop a deep borehole-based CO2 injection facility that will be open for collaborative research to all researchers internationally.

BGS and NERC are now seeking views on possible research priorities that have been identified following an initial phase of consultation by direct interview, including with members of the UKCCSRC Core Research Storage Projects.

In the ongoing second consultation phase, they would be very grateful for input from the UKCCSRC community. Details are provided in the consultation document (PDF) – please note that the closing date for responses is 19 April 2021.

Responses should be submitted to ccsresearch@bgs.ac.uk.

International Greenhouse Gas Inventory Lead

Opportunity type: Job
Organisation: BEIS – Civil Service
Location: Manchester or London
Application Deadline: 21st April 2021
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The BEIS Climate Science Team are looking to recruit a Scientist to join the small team who play help to ensure that the tracking of UK progress to net zero is based on world-leading science. In this role you will be helping to (i) ensure the team delivers a high quality, scientifically robust Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the UK, (ii) work internationally to ensure that inventories across the world are underpinned by excellent science, and the way in which different countries report their GHG emissions is coherent and consistent, (iii) run research projects which enhance our understanding of Greenhouse Gas emissions and the way in which different gases contribute to global warming, (iv) act as a point of expertise on UK and global GHG emissions trends and drivers, and (v) support the wider science team on issues relating to climate change mitigation.

The Climate Science Team is looking for an enthusiastic, numerate scientist with strong communicating and influencing skills, an interest in climate change and excellent team working skills.

Job description

This role in the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Workstream will be responsible for working between policy and analysts to ensure emissions reporting is based on the best available science. You will help to ensure that UK’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory remains world leading. Specifically the successful candidate will:

  • Lead Conversations with international policy colleagues around the science and statistics of the Inventory and support the production of regular reports the UK makes to the UN on our progress towards meeting our climate change commitments;
  • Support the international climate change team where GHG reporting and accounting issues interact with out strategic global objectives on climate change;
  • Work with other specialists to implement any changes to the UK inventory required under international guidelines, and lead for the UK on the day-to-day relationship with the international science body, the IPCC TFI, who develop those guidelines;
  • Act as focal point for the team on certain aspects of climate science, with a particular focus on being able to understand, and explain to others, how trends in GHG emissions across different regions, and the drivers underpinning these trends;
  • Get involved in, and possibly lead, research projects to improve the Government’s understanding of GHG emissions and how these can be reduced.

This role is an excellent opportunity to have a significant impact on net-zero, and ensure that the emissions estimate we produce on behalf of the public are of the highest possible quality.

Responsibilities

Reporting to a Senior Scientist within the inventory team, you will have responsibility for several areas of work, as described above. You will be responsible for establishing and delivering on your own SMART Objectives and support the wider work of the team. You will work within a team of around 10 scientists and statisticians, within a much wider network of scientists, policy officials and others, working across Departmental boundaries to tackle inventory issues.

Candidates should have a degree in an environmental science or other relevant science subject and a post-graduate degree or relevant work experience. The candidate must have specialist experience working in climate, energy or the environment (this may be academic or otherwise). They will have experience of presenting technical information to non-specialists in both oral and written form. Candidates will need to demonstrate ability to work flexibly and independently on various pieces of work, organising their time efficiently and prioritising to focus on critical tasks.

For more information and to apply, see the job on Civil Service Jobs here.

Post Combustion Capture Conference: Call for Abstracts

Opportunity type: Abstract Call
Organisation: IEAGHG
Location: Online
Application Deadline: 30th April 2021
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The PCCC-6 Call for Abstracts is now open!

The IEAGHG Post Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC) series has established itself as the world’s leading conference series addressing post combustion CO2 capture. Each conference is dedicated to sharing and publicising progress on all aspects of the technology, from innovative research to demonstration and beyond, from new and improved solvents to novel separation technologies, from technology cost to environmental impact.

Given the recognition it has achieved, the conference series has become a magnet for the presentation of high calibre papers and posters and, as a consequence, for all those wishing simply for an update on the global status of post combustion capture.

For more information visit the website here.

PCCC-6 will be hosted as a virtual conference by the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) from 19–21 October 2021.

Research Associate in Market Assessment for Carbon Capture in the Waste to Energy Sector

Opportunity type: Research Associate
Organisation: The University of Edinburgh, Institute for Energy Systems
Location: Edinburgh
Application Deadline: 6th April 2021, 5.00pm
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The Opportunity:

This Research Associate position will contribute to the Negative Emissions in the Waste-to-Energy Sector: Technologies for Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (NEWEST-CCUS) project (https://www.newestccus.eu/) within the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh. This role is UE07 and is available on a fixed term basis for up to 12 months, 35 hours per week.

A full list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role can be found in the full job description below.

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

Line Manager: Camilla Thomson – C.Thomson@ed.ac.uk, Mathieu Lucqiuaud – M.Lucquiaud@ed.ac.uk

Click here for more details and to apply

Call for solutions: Shell GameChanger

Opportunity type: Funding call
Organisation: Shell
Application Deadline: 30th April 2021
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Details of call for solutions

Shell has opened a new GameChanger call for solutions on well technologies for storage of CO2 or H geoformations. The technologies of top interest include those specifically aimed at substantially improving the design, drilling, completion and operation of well for either injecting CO2 or H2 into subsurface strata. Submissions are sought from companies offering original or groundbreaking technologies (ideally with a TRL of 2-6) which could reach a proof of concept with US$100-200k via laboratory tests and field demonstrations over a period of no more than 12 months.

For more information, see the Shell GameChanger website here, and apply here.

PhD – Geochemical modelling of CO2 transport and sequestration in spent in-situ combustion oilfields

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project (links through to the  School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Research vacancies and studentships page)

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

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PhD – Predicting CO2 permeation through shale rocks

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available

PhD – The influence of subsurface microbiology on geoenergy systems

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Exeter
Application Deadline: –
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Supervisors: Dr Laura Newsome, Dr Rich Crane

Contact details:

Dr Laura Newsome

Camborne School of Mines
Penryn Campus
Cornwall
TR10 9FE

Email: L.Newsome@exeter.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1326 370400

How to Apply : Exeter online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available