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Crawley, UK
Closing date
8 Dec 2022

Job Details

Company Description

CGG ( is a global geoscience technology leader. Employing around 3,700 people worldwide, CGG provides a comprehensive range of data, products, services and solutions that support our clients to achieve their business and transition goals. We combine human ingenuity and new technology to understand and solve the world’s natural resource, environmental and infrastructure challenges. Our unique perspective uncovers new ways for our clients to be more efficient and responsible, for a more sustainable future.

Our subsurface imaging specialists are constantly pushing the boundaries to discover new innovations. Our global network of centers provides region-specific expertise, outstanding service and remarkable technology in every image.

Job Description

Become Part of our Team

Reporting to the Research Advisor, the Researchers main responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop algorithms and technology to solve a specified problem;
  • Validate algorithm on synthetic and real data to assess strengths and weaknesses of proposed approach;
  • Support rollout of new technology through internal presentations and user support;
  • Promote use of new technology to clients through scientific publications and presentations;
  • Keep informed of internal requirements by building close relationships with end users;
  • Develop knowledge by reading academic publications, attending technical presentations, workshops, conferences and seminars.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • Strong mathematics skills, these are essential, as you must be capable of abstracting technical concepts with mathematical languages;
  • Fantastic analytical and problem solving abilities and great attention to detail;
  • Excellent coding skills, also essential for this role, particularly C/C++ or FORTRAN and preferably knowledge of high performance computation (MPI, multi-threading, GPU, etc.);
  • Effective communication & presentation skills;
  • Highly motivated to deal with real data, solve real-world problems and deliver high-end technological products to our clients;
  • Experience in wave propagation, inversion, or strong signal processing background, is a plus.



  • Educated to a PhD degree level in any of the following disciplines; Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics, Astrophysics, Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, or any other related technical degree;
  • An MSc level (or equivalent) with experience would also be accepted.

Additional Information

Why choose CGG?

Learning and Development

Joining a company with a culture of learning and a world-class structured career development pathway, our graduates can develop their technical, commercial and personal skills for the future via a suite of internal courses led by our own CGG University.

We encourage you to take ownership of your development by identifying opportunities to further progress your own skills and experience.

CGG focuses on the strengths and talents of our people and develop learning opportunities that encourage development at every step of your career.

Global Reach

Our Subsurface Imaging division operates on a global scale. You will be part of a worldwide network of data imaging centres and have the opportunity to discover how a global business operates and interacts.

Work / Life Balance

CGG recognise the importance of work life balance and therefore, in addition to operating a flexible working week, we encourage and support a strong social community; through sports activities, monthly get togethers, charity fundraisers and annual events.

We have great Benefits

As well as a competitive salary and bonus scheme, CGG has flexible holiday allowance, pension scheme, private healthcare & dental and financial wellbeing assistance.

Working in an open plan office environment with dedicated social space, our employees are given the freedom to research innovative new ideas and processes, in addition to organising their working week, based on the needs of their projects and teams.

You will work with cutting edge technology and have the opportunity for continuous peer to peer learning.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.


CGG profile imageCGG is a global geoscience technology leader. Employing around 3700 people worldwide, our unique and innovative mix of people, data and technology enables our clients to solve the world’s most complex natural resource, environmental and infrastructure challenges.

Why work for us
We are the global leader in subsurface imaging, analysing a range of geophysical data to produce sophisticated, highly precise images and models of the subsurface. To do this involves processing immense data volumes through complex physical algorithms; and we operate some of the most powerful industrial high-performance computing in the world.

Training and development
The skills that you will develop as a geophysicist:

  • Technical expertise in the field of signal processing, modelling and imaging; and wider awareness of the field of geoscience and data science.
  • Building and maintaining long-term client relationships through service excellence.
  • Management of complex technical projects.
  • Cultural awareness through training and interaction with our globally diverse clients and teams.

Graduate schemes
We recruit throughout the year for physicists, mathematicians, geoscientists, remote sensing specialists and data engineers to analyse and interpret complex seismic, satellite, environmental and geological data; and in the process, develop pioneering new technologies and services.

What we are looking for
We are looking for individuals who enjoy problem solving, learning for its own sake and working with others; and who are ambitious for themselves and our technology.

Crawley, Edenbridge and Llandudno (UK); Massy, Pau (France); Oslo, Stavanger (Norway). Other major offices in the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Brazil

Number of employees
3700 globally

Main areas of research
Geophysics, geology, remote sensing, environmental geoscience and data science

Positions recently recruited for
Graduate and research geophysicists, machine learning engineer interns, data engineers, InSAR scientists

Desired degree disciplines/class
Masters and above for graduate/entry-level roles or PhD for research and machine learning roles. Physicists tend to be most suited to our geophysicist roles

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)1293 683 000

Find Us
+44 (0)1293 683 000
Crompton Way
Manor Royal Estate
RH10 9QN

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