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Professor in Sedimentary Basins, Reservoir Systems & Geostorage

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Morocco (MA)
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Professor in Sedimentary Basins, Reservoir Systems & Geostorage

Geology & Sustainable Mining Institute

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – Ben Guerir - Morocco


About Mohammed VI polytechnic University (UM6P)

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.  

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities, for students, professors and staff. It offers a high-quality living and study environment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

The research programs are integrated from long-term research to short-term applications in linkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems.

About GSMI:

Geology and Sustainable Mining Institute (GSMI) is based on a new strategic vision of research and training, based on the integration of the different components of the mining life cycle (geology, extraction, mineral processing, sustainable mining, mining environment and CSR). In addition to conventional mineral resources (phosphates, metals, etc.), the institute will also develop new topics such as mining economics, water management in the mine, decarbonization of the mining cycle, CSR, palleontology, etc.

Job Description

The Geology and Sustainable Mining Institute (GSMI) of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) invites applications for a full-time Professor position in the field of Sedimentary Basins, Reservoir Systems & Geostorage with an expected start date as soon as possible. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor/Researcher level depending on the curriculum vitae and past experience of the successful candidate.


This position opening targets candidates with an international reputation and proven expertise in Sedimentary Basins, Reservoir Systems & Geostorage, with a focus on development of subsurface resources such as hydrocarbons. The successful candidate will be expected to have deep knowledge in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy, petrophysics, and the integration of geological, geophysical, and engineering data to evaluate the subsurface hydrocarbons potential and/or geostorage capacity.


Job Responsibilities:

The recruited professor is expected to direct his research, in particular, but not exclusively, towards:

  • Develop and apply advanced techniques in fieldwork, seismic interpretation, quantitative reservoir characterization, well log interpretation, and reservoir modeling to improve the understanding and management of reservoir systems.
  • Lead and conduct interdisciplinary research projects to better address the challenges in Sedimentary Basins, Reservoir Systems & Geostorage studies.
  • Develop collaborations with industry and academic partners to further understand and develop the field of reservoir studies.


Job Criteria:

The targeted candidate must have a proven ability to design, coordinate, and organize scientific research projects, and to set up research programs funded both inside and outside the institution. The ability to develop partnerships with industry and state entities is highly desirable. The candidate must have experience working in a team of geoscientists and engineers to manage scientific projects related to reservoir earth systems and achieve the objectives of grant-funded research programs.


A Ph.D. in Geology with a specialization related to Sedimentary Basins, Reservoir Systems characterization and/or Geostorage is required. In addition to convincing and stimulating research and teaching plans, the candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.


Required documents include:

  • An application letter,
  • A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications,
  • A description of the most significant scientific achievements,
  • A digital copy and summary of the PhD thesis,
  • A statement of research and teaching interests and plans,
  • Written references from 2 persons or contact details for them,

Other documents that the candidate considers important for the recruitment process.




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