Brazil Rio de Janeiro: Senior Scientist - Physics (Nuclear)

Date: Apr 1, 2019

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BR, 21941-907

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Under general direction from Senior Scientists and the Team Leader, applies physics theories, principles, and practices to develop technology for nuclear logging measurements in oil and gas wells.

Duties will include:

  1. Design logging instrumentation (tools) using computer modeling and experimentation
  2. Work with engineers to implement the design
  3. Characterize logging tools so as to convert tool measurements into the desired formation properties.
    1. Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements (to be acquired by technicians)
    2. Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms
  4. Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with the tools
  5. Document work
  6. Make internal presentations describing results, conclusions, and recommendations
  7. Communicate well with colleagues, managers, and clients
  8. Write papers for presentation at conferences such as SPWLA and SPE
  9. Work in a safe manner and comply with all Halliburton HSE requirements

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Physics (specializing in nuclear or particle physics) or Nuclear Engineering is preferred, although a Masters in Electrical, Physics or Nuclear Engineering with sufficient experience is acceptable.


The successful candidate should have a majority of the following skills.

  1. Solid knowledge of basic physics
  2. Familiarity with neutron and photon detection
  3. Experienced with data analysis
  4. Experimental experience
  5. Experience with MCNP
  6. Good programming skills (e.g. Python, FORTRAN, C++, C#)
  7. Good problem-solving ability
  8. Good oral and written English

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Innovative work-environment in a global company
  • Competitive salaries and pension schemes
  • Career opportunities both domestically and globally
  • Highly skilled colleagues in an international environment
  • Focus on technology and further development

This opportunity considers people with disabilities.

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