Halliburton United States, Houston: Principal Nuclear Scientist in Houston, Texas

United States, Houston: Principal Nuclear Scientist

Date: Oct 5, 2016

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

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Job Responsibilities:

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.

  4. Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements (to be acquired by technicians)

  5. Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms

  6. Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with the tools

  7. Document work

  8. Make internal presentations describing results, conclusions, and recommendations

  9. Communicate well with colleagues, managers, and clients

  10. Write papers for presentation at conferences such as SPWLA and SPE

  11. Work in a safe manner and comply with all Halliburton HSE requirements


Ph.D. in Physics (specializing in nuclear or particle physics) or Nuclear Engineering is preferred, although a Masters in 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 in a standard language (e.g. FORTRAN, C++, C#)

  7. Good problem-solving ability

  8. Good oral and written English

  9. Good communicator

Personality Traits

The successful candidate should have the following personality traits.

  1. Self-motivated

  2. Ability to take direction

  3. Ability to work with others toward the common good

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

Job Details

Requisition Number: 27765

Experience Level: Experienced Hire

Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology

Product Service Line: Wireline and Perforating

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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