First listed on: 01 March 2018

Fluid Rock Interaction and Core Flooding Specialist

  • Are you a fluid rock interaction & core flooding specialist?
  • Use your skills to interpret experiments on porous & fractured rocks
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO’s Energy is seeking to appoint a Fluid Rock Interaction and Core Flooding Specialist

You as the successful applicant will design, carry out, analyse and interpret experiments that involve flow in porous and or fractured rocks in order to understand, quantify and predict dynamic subsurface flow properties for oil, gas and CO2 storage applications.

Find out more by viewing the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position description

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Design experiments involving fluid-rock interactions using laboratory facilities at ARRC, including where necessary adapting or specifying new systems to investigate subsurface flow processes involving reaction and transport relevant to oil and gas production and subsurface CO2 storage.
  • Specify a fluid sampling plan to characterize and quantify fluid-rock interaction, and undertake analysis of fluid compositional data using reactive transport models to understand the chemical processes during the fluid-rock interactions and quantify their kinetics.
  • Conduct experiments in the above areas, typically as part of a team of scientists and engineers, being responsible for all aspects involving fluid-rock chemical processes. 

Location:      Kensington WA
Salary:          $95K - $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         3 year specified term
Reference:    52896

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as geology, chemistry, petroleum engineering or chemical engineering.
  • Experience with modelling coupled reaction and transport in porous media, preferably involving fluid-rock interactions at low to moderate temperature (<200 C).
  • Hands-on experience in laboratory experiments involving fluid flow in rock, soil or similar porous materials, including a good understanding of instrumentation for pressure, temperature and flow sensing and computerized data acquisition and control systems.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please load your CV (Maximum 2MB) via our website at You may also be required to respond to some screening questions.  

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEDT, Saturday 31 March 2018

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