Monday, October 21, 2013

CSJob: Shell-MIT Postdoctoral Researcher

Piotr Indyk just sent me the following:

Hi Igor,
Hope things are going well with you. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to announce our new postdoc position on your blog ? It did wonders last time:)

No problem Piotr! Here it is:
Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology seek applications for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue energy research at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts with MIT faculty on a Shell-sponsored research project. The goal of the project is to examine applications of compressive sensing and machine learning methods to geophysical and petroleum engineering problems. This postdoctoral candidate will focus specifically on applications of these methods to estimating reservoir fluid flow parameters given observations in drilled wells.
Application due date: November 22, 2013.
Eligibility Requirements:
* Ph.D. and excellent academic record
* Strong background in one or more of the following fields:
- Petroleum and reservoir engineering
- Control theory
- Data assimilation
- Statistical inference, probability theory
- Numerical methods
We seek candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in energy research; an excellent academic record; and academic background in the appropriate field(s) specified above. Candidates should have interest in integrating the following focus areas of the current project into their research: machine learning; compressive sensing/sparse approximations; convex optimization. Successful candidates should have received their Ph.D. within three years of the post-doc start date. Postdoctoral Researchers must be in residence in Cambridge and must participate in Shell-MIT Postdoctoral Researcher activities coordinated by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).
Each Shell-MIT Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy will be hired as an MIT employee and will receive an annual stipend of $50,000-$52,000 including benefits. This is a one-year position with opportunity for one-year renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance. Target start date is February 2014.
Applications should be submitted directly to the MIT Energy Initiative. Program description and application information can be found at
Contact us at with questions.

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