University: Nuclear Physicist Intern

Date:  May 18, 2024

Houston, TX, US, 77032

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.


What You’ll Do…

Apply your physics expertise to real-world technology development in the oil and gas sector as an Intern Nuclear Physicist at Halliburton. Collaborate closely with Senior Scientists and the Team Leader in advancing nuclear logging measurements for oil and gas wells within the Technology department of Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton product service line. Join a team focused on developing resilient downhole tools for drilling and logging, capable of delivering laboratory-grade measurements in extreme drilling environments.



  • Innovative Design: Assist in developing logging instrumentation using computer modeling and hands-on experimentation.
  • Collaborative Implementation: Work alongside engineers to contribute to the integration and functionality of logging tools.
  • Data Characterization: Support the characterization of logging tools to convert measurements into desired formation properties.
  • Lab Measurement Planning: Contribute to detailed plans for laboratory measurements executed by technicians, aiding the research process.
  • Algorithm Development: Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to contribute to the development of algorithms.
  • Field Issue Resolution: Collaborate with field teams on troubleshooting and resolving systematic issues with logging tools.
  • Documentation: Assist in documenting work and preparing internal presentations on findings and recommendations.
  • Effective Communication: Share insights with team members, fostering a collaborative and communicative work environment.
  • Publication Support: Contribute to potential papers for conferences like SPWLA and SPE.
  • Safety Commitment: Work in compliance with Halliburton Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) requirements.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Education: Currently pursuing a Ph.D. or Master's in Physics, specializing in nuclear or particle physics, or Nuclear Engineering.
  • Skills: Basic physics proficiency, familiarity with neutron and photon detection, exposure to data analysis, experimental skills, experience with MCNP, and programming knowledge (Python, C++, C#, FORTRAN).


Desired Personal Attributes: 

  • Problem-Solving: Demonstrate strong problem-solving ability with effective oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Self-Motivated: Display enthusiasm for learning and contributing to innovative projects.
  • Directional Agility: Open to guidance while maintaining a proactive approach.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Able to thrive in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment, valuing diverse perspectives.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States


Job Details

Requisition Number: 183252  
Experience Level: Entry-Level 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Sperry Drilling Svcs  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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