Company: Shell
Skills: Research & Development, Geophysicist
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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Job Description

We're seeking an independent researcher with experience in computational physics, to join a leading-edge team of experts, with all the development opportunities you can expect from a supportive, global company.

Where you fit in

You're going to be a key part of our Advanced Imaging team of experts, independent researchers, some high profile, who are responsible for delivering geophysical algorithms for velocity model building and seismic imaging. It's a team that's recognized both internally within Shell and far beyond for its support to the business and its world class research.

What's the role?

As a Research Imaging Geophysicist, you will support Shell's in-house seismic technology development by proposing and implementing novel technology solutions.

Working within an international environment, you're going to show us you have the skillset and aptitude to be able to develop efficient geophysical algorithms to tackle the most complex imaging challenges, testing them out on both synthetic and real data, and supporting Shell's exploration and production worldwide.

In practice that means you can expect to be developing and testing geophysical algorithms for imaging of the subsurface, understanding the physics of wave propagation, and developing code that will be run on HPC.

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.


What we need from you

We're keen to hear from men and woman with substantial experience in independent research and coding scientific software, notably in the areas of imaging and model parameter estimations from physical measurements. We are looking for candidates with a PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Geophysics, Computational Science or other relevant fields and a proven track record in innovation. We are hoping that you have some experiences in numerical mathematics, computational physics, and/or development of scientific algorithms. Experience in seismic imaging and velocity model building would be a plus.


Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women's perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

People with an impairment

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