Job: Research Fellow – Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, University of Auckland, NZ

Job: Research Fellow – Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, University of Auckland, NZ Auckland from Mt Eden (Source: Flickr, CC, By: Harrison Gulliver)
Alexander Richter 19 Sep 2018

The University of Auckland is seeking applications for a research fellow in geothermal reservoir engineering with the team of Rosalind Archer at the Geothermal Institute in Auckland, New Zealand.

The University of Auckland has published a job opening for a research fellow in geothermal reservoir engineering with the team of Rosalind Archer at the Geothermal Institute.

  • Job ID:  20100 – Research Fellow – Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Permanent/Fixed Term: Fixed Term

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university and houses the country’s most successful Engineering Faculty. The Department of Engineering Science (DES) are seeking a talented Research Fellow to work on a project in geothermal reservoir modelling technology.

The successful appointee will work as part of a research group developing a new generation of geothermal reservoir modelling technology. This research has interests in the integration of geoscience and production data, uncertainty and parameter estimation and advanced numerical methods for geothermal modelling. Working closely with Professor Rosalind Archer, the appointee will have flexibility to define the scope of the project in a way that best compliments their own knowledge and skills in alignment with both the group and the broader portfolio of Geothermal Institute research.

We are seeking applications from candidates who:

Hold a PhD in Engineering or Geoscience with a focus on computational aspects of geothermal energy (or a related discipline).
Have strong computer programming and modelling skills in regards to flow in porous media
Can produce high quality research outputs in conjunction with Professor Archer
Why us?

The Faculty of Engineering offers a diverse and active community for research. We are proud of our reputation as the producers of quality research outputs, and have established an excellent international reputation, being ranked 38th in the world according to the QS World Ranking 2017. We offer the opportunity to make a true contribution by adding to our research efforts.

If you can work effectively without close supervision, have experience with collaborating or managing projects and the ability to clearly communicate with stakeholders within a team, submit an application online today!


Please apply online by the closing date 14th October 2018. All applications must be submitted online.

Applications should include a cover letter, evidence of qualifications/research, and updated recent curriculum vitae, and the contact information only of three references. Please note letters of references may be requested for longlisted candidates.

This position is fixed term for 2 years.

Why work here?

The Faculty of Engineering is committed to creating an environment where people thrive and contribute to improving the quality of life in national and global communities, as well as enhancing the wealth creation of the nation, through excellence in teaching, research and service.

The University of Auckland employs more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers. The University is consistently one of the highest-ranked universities on the Pacific Rim and is a member of Universitas 21.

In addition, Auckland’s magnificent beaches and beautiful parks make this a great place to study and work, whilst the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their fields.New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live. For more information on moving to New Zealand, click here.

The University of Auckland is a great place to work offering:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave (pro-rata)
  • A competitive salary
  • Discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for M?ori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

Source: University of Auckland