Computational Acoustics Scientist | Schlumberger

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Computational Acoustics Scientist

Cambridge - United States

Job Title:              Research Scientists in Acoustics, Electromagnetics, and Geophysical Signal Processing

Location:             Schlumberger Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, USA

Status:                  Full-time

Job Description & Responsibilities

Schlumberger Doll Research (SDR) is seeking applicants for multiple Research Scientist positions in the domains of Acoustics, Electromagnetics, and Geophysical signal processing. Candidates may have a PhD in the fields of electrical engineering, geophysics, applied mathematics, or in any related field with a strong foundation in signal processing, wave propagation, or numerical inversion techniques.

As a member of our multidisciplinary team, you will have a key role in developing new models and integrated algorithms for Carbon Sequestration and the Energy Transition. At SDR, we use fundamental science to solve real-world problems. You will provide the theoretical understanding and computing skills to take advantage of rich datasets that include acoustic, seismic, electromagnetic, and other measurements. Multi-frequency acoustic signals are used for non-destructive evaluation and measurement of elastic moduli. Seismic and EM data encode the structure of the subsurface and the distribution of its fluids. The wealth of physical information in these data can be harnessed through physical modeling, signal processing, deep learning, and integrated inversion algorithms. Schlumberger has decades of leadership in the use of remote sensing techniques to characterize the subsurface. You can be part of the team that extends that technology to solve the world’s energy challenges.

These positions will be embedded in the Modeling & Interpretation department at SDR, which combines expertise in the fields of Acoustics, Electromagnetics, Fiber Optics, Nuclear, and Geophysical measurements, along with state-of-the-art computational sciences and deep learning. Extensive datasets and computing infrastructure are available on the premises and in the cloud. Scientists are encouraged to publish research results, present work at conferences, and file for patent protection.


  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Geophysics, Applied Mathematics, or in any related field with a strong foundation of signal processing, wave propagation, or numerical inversion techniques.
  • Solid programming/software skills and practice of machine learning are preferred
  • Strong interest in physical simulations and interpretation of data. You thrive on the combination of science and computing to extract insights.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. You are enthusiastic and work well in a team of scientists and engineers.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit an online application under Technology on  Please also submit a resume and brief letter of intent to and with reference “M&I Full Time” in the email title.

About Schlumberger

We are Schlumberger, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry in over 120 countries. Throughout much of the Oil & Gas lifecycle and the emerging sectors of the Energy Transition, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Renewables, 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.

Schlumberger is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



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