Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Research & Development
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Schlumberger has a very strong commitment to research and engineering, and at our research centre located in Cambridge (UK), we currently have a position available within the Production Group for a Research Scientist working in the area of control and automation of multiphase fluid systems.

The successful candidate will form part of a multi-disciplinary team developing novel techniques in advanced algorithms for the control and automation of surface and downhole equipment to ensure stable and predictable system performance. The candidate will be expected to apply their experience and knowledge to solve real-world problems. Successful Research Scientists investigate challenging questions, generate ideas, develop new solutions, and engage with business and engineering teams to ensure their solutions have a significant impact.

  • Develop proof-of-concept solutions to real-world problems
  • Contribute towards the development of advanced algorithms for the control and automation of surface and downhole equipment
  • Engage with business and engineering teams to turn proof-of-concept into engineered solutions
  • Publish research papers, internal technical reports and patents, and present your work
  • Learn about the oilfield domain
  • Keep up to date and expand knowledge in your field of expertise

  • A PhD, or degree with industrial R&D experience, in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or related science or engineering discipline (graduating this year or recently graduated)


Knowledge of control theory, ideally with experience in one or more of the following:
  • State and parameter estimation techniques, diagnostics and model predictive control for nonlinear, time varying systems.
  • Fluid mechanics, especially multiphase flow, and process systems

Strong teamwork and communication skills

The location:

The Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre offers a stimulating research environment with real-world problems that push the limits of scientific knowledge. We are committed to be at the leading edge of science and to incorporate new emerging technologies in Schlumberger's activities. To achieve that we recruit the most talented scientists from a variety of scientific and engineering backgrounds and give them opportunities to advance their fields of expertise as well as to develop solutions of significant industrial impact.

The Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre strongly encourages the self-development of its scientists, offers high-end experimental facilities and scientific resources, and maintains strong collaborations with academic and industrial research groups worldwide.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

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