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Faculty: Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Deadline Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in the Petroleum Geoscience or Geoscience discipline with relevance to the oil and gas industry. Candidates must also have:


  • an in depth knowledge and experience in the areas of Biostratigraphy and Geochemistry
  • a wide background in Petroleum Geoscience and a combination of teaching, research and relevant field/industrial experience
  • a strong record of original research and peer reviewed publications


Considerable experience with applying for external funding and joint projects with the oil and gas industry is preferred.


Special Responsibilities


  • Advising student projects
  • Developing and supporting teaching, research and outreach in the Petroleum Studies Unit
  • Training and researching activities aligned with the needs of the national and regional oil and gas industry



Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also be able to:


  • interact positively with academic and support staff within the Department and the University as well as interface with the oil and gas industry
  • independently develop their own R&D programme



Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.