Petroleum Engineering & Analytics Research Lab

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Available Positions at PEARL

Research Associate (Full-Time Position)

PEARL is currently in the process of recruiting one research associate.  The position will require a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering and will be filled through West Virginia University Research Corporation. The position is now advertised. You may apply for this position using the following link.


Postdoctoral Fellow - Petroleum Engineer (PNGE11-0011)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow/Petroleum Engineer for the Petroleum Engineering and Analytics Research Lab (PEARL) at WVU. This position will provide research assistance in managing all aspects of the research group at the lab; help manage existing Smart Field, CO2 Sequestration and Unconventional Reservoir projects, performing research, writing reports, and making presentations; and assist in securing new projects and writing grant proposals. Efforts will directly advance the objectives of PEARL in maintaining a competitive edge as pioneers in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining (AI&DM) in the petroleum industry and the development of new technologies.

A Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, or closely related area; experience with reservoir engineering, simulation and modeling; and  background in Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining technologies are required for consideration of this position.  

Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For more information and in order to receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply at AA/EEO/E-verify compliant employer.*4AB73B12C364B2D7


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Graduate Students (Research Assistant Position)

PEARL regularly considers applications for graduate research assistance positions, both at M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Interested individuals are encouraged to follow these instructions:

1. Click on the "Apply Here" link below, complete the information, attach your resume.

2. Apply to West Virginia University (Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Department) in order to secure admission to WVU and our program. Please note that once PEARL is ready to make an offer to a potential MS. or Ph.D. student, priority is given to those applicants that have already secured admission to WVU and our program. 

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