Nuclear Physicist (Senior - Advisor)

Halliburton | Houston, TX

Posted Date 1/24/2023

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Position Description and 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:

  • Design logging instrumentation (tools) using computer modeling and experimentation
  • Work with engineers to implement the design
  • Characterize logging tools so as to convert tool measurements into the desired formation properties.
    • Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements (to be acquired by technicians)
    • Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms
  • Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with the tools
  • Document work
  • Make internal presentations describing results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Communicate well with colleagues, managers, and clients
  • Write papers for presentation at conferences such as SPWLA and SPE
  • 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 master’s or Bachelors in Physics or Nuclear Engineering with sufficient experience is acceptable.


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

  • Solid knowledge of basic physics

  • Familiarity with neutron and photon detection

  • Experienced with data analysis

  • Experimental experience

  • Experience with MCNP

  • Good programming skills (e.g., Python, C++, C#, FORTRAN)

  • Good problem-solving ability

  • Good oral and written English

  • Good communicator

Personality Traits

The successful candidate should have the following personality traits.

  • Self-motivated

  • Ability to take direction

  • Ability to collaborate with multi-discipline team

Candidates having qualification that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from Senior Scientist-Physics, Principal Scientist-Physics up to Advisor Scientist-Physics

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: 173162
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Sperry Drilling Svcs
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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