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Current opportunities in the Geothermal Energy Lab for students and researchers.
Summer Research Positions
Current students at the University of Calgary and other Canadian universities may apply to join the research team for a Summer Research Experience. Projects include experimental work, theoretical model validation, and software development.
Summer 2022 Opportunities
Current students at the University of Calgary and other universities in Canada who are are citizens and permanent residents are invited to apply for positions in the following areas:
- Data Analysis & Machine Learning: using the library of research and field data, develop models for improved drilling and production of geothermal resources
- Experimental Analysis: Thermal conductivity and drilling optimization studies
- System Feasibility Analysis: For a given system, conduct a techno-economic feasibility analysis for a specific application in Western Canada
- Policy & Community Engagement: Interact with community leaders to understand motivations and concerns regarding geothermal energy projects
Interested students are asked to send a current CV, a brief cover letter / statement of interest and a writing sample (i.e. course project) to email@example.com with the subject ‘UCalgary Geothermal Student Opportunities’.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022.
There will be an opportunity for a 12-month internship in the Geothermal Energy Lab for a student in Software Engineering or with a Digital Engineering or Computer Science minor. Details will be posted in January 2022.
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (Applications Closed)
The Globalink Research Internship, which provides a 12-week research project at Canadian universities for high-achieving senior undergraduates from around the world, is now accepting student applications.
Approved students will travel to Canada between May and October 2022, where they will work with a faculty supervisor and other researchers at their host universities. Globalink research interns receive:
- Round-trip airfare to Canada (amount varies depending on country of origin)
- Stipend for housing and living expenses (amount varies depending on country of origin)
- Registration for industry events and professional development courses
There is extensive information on our Globalink Research Internship website, where you can read more about eligibility requirements and how to apply. You can also read about the experiences of our past GRI participants.
The application deadline is September 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. (PT).
Opportunities for research based M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
Summer / Fall 2022 Admissions
The Geothermal Energy Lab is accepting applications for entry in M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Chemical Engineering, Energy & the Environment Engineering and other areas in engineering and geosciences for entry in fall 2022. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies with the lab, please complete the application form below (all files are collected and hosted on the University of Calgary Office 365 subscription and records will be maintained solely for the use of admission into the program). Applications should be received by January 15th, 2022 for full consideration.
Selected applicants will be expected to also apply for entrance scholarships, details of which will be communicated during the recruiting process.
Application deadline: January 15, 2022.
SEDV Capstone Projects
Students in the M.Sc. program in Sustainable Energy Development may undertake their capstone project under the supervision of the Geothermal Energy Laboratory and work with an industry partner on a geothermal related project. Please reach out to one of the affiliated faculty members for more information.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Responsible AI Engineering (Position Filled)
A collaborative research project between Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary has been launched to optimize hard-rock drilling. We are looking to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow role immediately to help develop solutions and techniques for real-world Geothermal software systems being developed at Eavor Technology, Inc.
An exciting new project is being launched in collaboration with Eavor Technologies, Inc, to optimize hard rock drilling for Advanced Geothermal Systems. Eavor has developed the Eavor-Loop, a closed loop geothermal system for heat and power application. This project seeks to develop robust and explainable machine learning software applications for the advanced geothermal systems developed at Eavor. The techniques developed could be generic enough to apply to different domains. The techniques would be field-tested and evaluated within the various use cases of geothermal software systems.
This project is funded by Alberta Innovates. The position are located in Calgary and it is expected that candidates relocate to Calgary prior to starting.
- Recent Ph.D. (within the past 3 years) in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field
- Significant experience with machine learning tools, GPU acceleration, and toolkits such as AutoML
Applications should consist of a current CV, a list of 2‐3 referees with contact information, a cover letter describing relevant past research experience and a writing sample – either a conference or journal paper. The positions are available immediately and the search will continue until the positions are filled.
Please send complete applications to Dr. Gias Uddin (gias [dot] uddin [at] ucalgary [dot] ca) and Dr. Roman Shor (roman [dot] shor [at] ucalgary [dot] ca) at your earliest convenience.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Drilling Mechanics and Non-Linear Systems Dynamics Modeling (Position Filled)
A research collaboration between the Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Electrical and Software Engineering and in the Schulich School of Engineering and the Department of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary and Eavor Technology, Inc is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on Drilling Mechanics, Bit-Rock interaction Modelling, and Non-Linear System Dynamics and Control. Prior work in one or more of these areas is expected and industry experience (through sponsored projects or internships) is preferred. A recent Ph.D. in engineering is required.
An exciting new project is being launched in collaboration with Eavor Technologies, Inc, to optimize hard rock drilling for Advanced Geothermal Systems. Eavor has developed the Eavor-Loop, a closed loop geothermal system for heat and power application. This project seeks to develop a digital twin of the drilling system to help improve drilling operations and optimize drilling rate.
This project is funded in part by NSERC. The position is located in Calgary and it is expected that candidates relocate to Calgary prior to starting.
- Recent Ph.D. (within the past 3 years) in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field
- Significant experience with mathematical modeling, control system and observer design, and model validation is required
- Programming experience in Matlab and Python is expected
Applications should consist of a current CV, a list of 2‐3 referees with contact information, a cover letter describing relevant past research experience and a writing sample – either a conference or journal paper. The position is available immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled. Send complete applications to Dr. Roman Shor (roman [dot] shor [at] ucalgary[dot] ca) at your earliest convenience.
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