Graduate Opportunity

Geophysical Researcher

2020 Programme

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A Technology Company with a Passion for Innovation

CGG is a pioneering Technology Company providing world-class fully integrated Geoscience services within the global energy sector. We employ in excess of 5,300 people worldwide, who bring a unique blend of talent and energy through working together to deliver unrivalled innovative solutions to our customers.

Through our cutting-edge Technology in Geoscience and customer focus, we have achieved outstanding leadership with a strong focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering the best sustainable solutions to our clients' energy challenges. We bring our clients a unique range of technologies and services, designed to generate stunning 3D images, geological data and remote sensing information of the Earth’s subsurface structures.

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Job Description

Do you want to develop world leading imaging solutions?

We use exploration geophysics to map the subsurface structure using imaging techniques based on applied physics. CGG is a recognised leader in subsurface imaging and our international teams are dedicated to solving our clients’ complex challenges. We produce tailored products and customised solutions in pursuit of providing a deeper understanding of the Earth’s subsurface structures for exploration, production and optimisation of oil and gas reservoirs.

Become Part of our Team

Reporting to the Research Advisor, the Researcher will develop, implement, test and support new algorithms to improve imaging of the subsurface.

You will understand the purpose of research for subsurface exploration, and the need to continuously stay abreast of technology, in order to develop and improve research activities for business units and clients.

As a research geophysicist you will develop algorithms to solve a specified geophysical problem whilst validating algorithms of synthetic and real data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed approach. You will also support the rollout of new technology through internal presentations and user support, as well as promote new technologies to clients through scientific publications and presentations.

You would be expected to continuously develop your knowledge by reading academic publications, attending presentations, workshops, conferences and seminars.


Educated to a PhD degree level in any of the following disciplines;

  • Geophysics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related technical discipline.
  • An MSc level (or equivalent) with experience would also be accepted.

Learning and Development

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs of each individual to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own CGG University platform.­

Benefits Package

  • Salary starting from £32,000 p.a.
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initially 22 days' holiday with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company contributory pension plan
  • Accommodation assistance program
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our staff.

We Care about our Staff and Environment

We recognise the importance of work life balance for our employees, which is supported through our flexible working and relaxed dress code policies.

We recognise and actively support the wellbeing of our staff through many different initiatives;

  • Onsite exercise classes and promoting active lifestyles
  • Our restaurant, offering great food and a highly effective social and work space
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Many discounts schemes, including Gym membership and a cycle purchase scheme.

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £32,000 + benefits
  • PhD
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geophysics
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science

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