Research Scientist | Schlumberger

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Research Scientist

Cambridge - United Kingdom

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Research Scientist


Job Summary:

Prototyping the digital platform for the future of the company, we have an opportunity to join Schlumberger Cambridge Research as a Research Scientist. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Digital Research department which comprises the Data Lab, the Automation & Planning (A&P) programme and the Domain & Integrated Systems (D&IS) programme. This role requires confident technical skills in coding and problem-solving.  

We create state-of-the-art solvers for AI Planning and Scheduling, supported by a semantic web ontology capturing the interactions that are key to delivering Schlumberger’s field services. We also leverage that ontology within other machine reasoning contexts such as Bayesian network advisor systems and in generating human-friendly explanations (explainable AI (XAI)) for the advice given. This is an extensive multi-year research effort, where we both develop in-house techniques and implement the best methods identified in the literature, with the long-term vision of a truly integrated digital infrastructure. 

The ideal candidate will possess skills and understanding in at least one of our key research areas: Bayesian networks, explainable AI, temporal planning, knowledge graphs, optimization, or data fusion. You should expect to lead and take ownership of your area of expertise, informing engineering efforts in addition to your own research. You will have the opportunity to co-supervise Schlumberger-sponsored PhDs, publish your work externally and engage with our partner universities in addition to guiding the adoption of your work globally through Schlumberger’s engineering centers and field operations.



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.


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.


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.

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



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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