Research Scientist | Schlumberger

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Research Scientist

Cambridge - United Kingdom

Job title:

Research Scientist


About Us:

We are Schlumberger, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry. Throughout much of the oil and gas lifecycle in over 120 countries; we design, develop, and deliver technology and services that transforms how work is done. 

We define the boundaries of the industry by unleashing our talented people’s energy. We’re looking for innovators to join our diverse community of colleagues and develop new solutions and push the limits of what’s possible. If you share our passion for discovery and want to find out what you could really do, then here is the place to do it. 

We are committed to being at the forefront of the industry’s shift towards sustainable energy production – delivering both measurable social and environmental progress. Sustainability is an important part of our history and a critical element of our future. We are proud to have a comprehensive sustainability program that is embraced throughout the organization, and responsive to local goals and driven by local teams. Our sustainability focus is made up of three components which align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) – taking climate action, creating opportunity, and empowering local teams.



Schlumberger Cambridge Research (SCR) is part of Schlumberger's global network of research and engineering centres.  SCR is a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art research and computing facilities.  We work on applied research projects in the physical sciences to meet the current and future challenges of the industry. 

Schlumberger Cambridge Research is a distinctive marquee-like structure dominating the High Cross site on the western outskirts of Cambridge, England. This spectacular building was completed in 1985 and the smaller second phase was opened in 1992. It has recently been classified as a Grade II listed building. Altogether, there are more than 930 m2; of laboratory space and offices for more than 100 scientists, technicians and domain experts.


Job Summary:

We are seeking a creative self-motivated scientist or engineer to develop new measurement acquisition and data processing methods in order to derive actionable insights from different types of measurement data. Initial projects will involve dynamics data from drilling tools, although other applications could eventually emerge. Technologies being developed target the growing Geothermal well construction market in addition to conventional oil and gas drilling. The job will demand strong maths skills and competency in coding, as well as the ability to work constructively in a multidisciplinary team and a willingness to learn operational procedures and understand the practical needs of end-users.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Use data and signal processing methods together with an understanding of measurement physics and acquired knowledge of drilling dynamics to generate new insights into the drilling process
  • Develop useful performance indicators and metrics based on acquired data
  • Effectively communicate ideas, concepts and results to the team and management
  • Engage and collaborate with Schlumberger technical community
  • Publish scientific papers, write patents applications and attend conferences


Qualifications & Experience:

  • PhD in physics, applied mathematics, engineering or related field
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to develop novel solutions to research and engineering problems
  • Experience with data analysis and interpretation, signal processing and mathematical modelling


Career Advancement:

Schlumberger Eureka Technical Careers (SETC) is an established and unique program that recognizes and supports our exceptional technical experts to grow and develop. This program is well known in the industry as the backbone of our technical strength and recognizes the development and commitment of our strong technical experts and technical leaders in support of our corporate strategy. The SETC program formalizes the recognition of your technical expertise, highlights the impact of your technical solutions in our business, and sets the framework to nurture knowledge sharing inside and outside Schlumberger.


BlueFlex (if eligible):

We are open to flexible, hybrid working with a combination of on-site & home working days.


What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the Schlumberger flexible benefits program.



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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