Saturday, August 09, 2008

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Vacancy


Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Vacancy for Post of Professorial Chair in Offshore Technology at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government Agency responsible for building capacity of Nigerians for the country's oil and gas industry intends to endow a Professorial Chair in Offshore Technology at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria as part of its Universities Endowment Programme. Currently the Fund has endowed professorial chairs in 7 Universities in Nigeria.

The PTDF Chair Professor in Offshore Petroleum Technology is expected to lead innovative research in deep and ultra deep technology challenges, and is expected to create a centre of excellence for research and development in Offshore Drilling and Production Technology.

Applicants are welcome from distinguished scholars from any recognized University both from within and outside Nigeria or oil and gas industry researchers/experts with considerable experience in this area and demonstrable academic and research leadership.

Conditions of Service

The appointment is for an initial period of 3 years and may be renewed for another 2 years if deemed desirable by the Fund.

The salary is the equivalent of the salary of a University Professor plus 20 percent. The yearly grant covers provision for funding of research, attendance of conferences (international and local) as well as salaries for research assistants and secretarial staff. A take off grant and capital items provided include a vehicle for field trips.

Method of Application.

Interested Candidates are expected to forward 10 copies of their detailed curriculum vitae including full contact details of referees and a synopsis of not more than two(2) pages in the major research area that they will carry out over the three year tenure to the Head, Research & Planning Department, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Plot 672 Port Harcourt Crescent, off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja on or before 22 August, 2008.

Closing Date: 22 August, 2008.

A panel of experts will be constituted to conduct an interview for short listed candidates on a date to be communicated in due course.


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