• Placement Reference #: EQU/2019/021
  • Careerwise Placement
  • Glasgow
  • 29th March 2019

University of Glasgow

The intern will join a dynamic multidisciplinary team of geoscientific engineers that works on a range of geoenergy and water resource challenges. She will have the opportunity to work on various active research projects in Colombia, Ethiopia, Iceland, Svalbard, South Korea and the UK that encompass sustainable geothermal energy resource assessments and industry-related environmental impact studies.

You will have access to state-of-the-art analytical approaches within the School of Engineering’s High Resolution Analytical Chemistry for Environmental Engineering (hiRACE) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre’s (SUERC) Isotope Community Support Facility (ICSF) and be trained in several advanced analytical techniques such as ion chromatography (IC), inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-EOS), isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), colorimetric analyses and field investigation techniques such as multi-parameter monitoring techniques, water logging and digital titration. There will also be training opportunities in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS). Using these learnings the intern will also have the opportunity to develop their own stand-alone research project in a topic related to the group’s ongoing activities.

Job title:   Diagnostic assessment of ground and surface waters for drinking supplies and energy resources

Reporting To:  Dr Neil Burnside & Dr Nelly Montcoudiol

Department: School of Engineering, Systems, Power and Energy

Duration:     8 weeks

Salary:  TBC

Placement Ref:  EQU/2019/021

 

Basic purpose of the placement and its primary objectives

Working as part of a multidisciplinary research team, you will take part in high-impact geothermal resource and industry related environmental impact assessments.

Main duties:

    • Assisting graduate researchers in sample preparations and analysis
    • Design of field work programmes
    • Data interpretation

Knowledge and skills required:

    • At least two years or more of undergraduate studies in chemistry, environmental science, geology or environmental engineering.
    • Highers/ Advanced Highers (or equivalent) in chemistry, geology, or physical geography
    • A knowledge of Health and Safety Issues in the laboratory

Person skills:

    • Able to think independently and critically and participate in revising project direction based on results
    • Willing to integrate with a very multidisciplinary team and engaged with people from different disciplines
    • Be mindful of Health and Safety
    • Good sense of observation and enthusiasm for the research process
    • Rigorous approach to laboratory work
    • An interest in water, energy and environmental global issues.

Working conditions:

  • Based at University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow
  • Working hours are 9am to 5pm

 

Person Specification

 

 EssentialDesirable
Education/Qualifications2nd year+ in  Civil/Environmental engineering or Chemistry or Earth Sciences or Physical Geography or similarHighers/ Advanced Highers in Chemistry or Geography
ExperienceLaboratory work: awareness of health and safety issues 
Skills/Personal Requirements Able to think independently and critically and participate in revising project direction based on results

Willingness to integrate with a multidisciplinary team and engaged with people from different disciplines.

Appreciation of Health and Safety

Good sense of observation and enthusiasm for the research process

Rigorous approach to laboratory work

An interest in water, energy and environmental global issues.

 

 Application deadline is March 29th 2019