Geological Systems Postdoc
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Location: Berkeley, CA
- Job Number: 7126410 (Ref #: 97122)
- Posting Date: Feb 23, 2023
- Salary / Pay Rate: Monthly salary range: $6,431.00 - $7,887.00
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Division: GO-Energy Geosciences
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) Energy Geosciences Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will use in-house code to conduct coupled THMC analysis of geological systems for a wider range of applications, including nuclear waste disposal, CO2 sequestration, geothermal exploitation, and hydrocarbon recovery.
What You Will Do:
• Conduct numerical modeling of THM processes for a variety of geoscience applications, primarily for nuclear waste disposal.
• Analyze and estimate coupled processes such as multi-phase flow, poro-elasto-plasticity of swelling clay, hydrological constitutive relationship under high temperature.
• Collaborate with scientists in other fields such as hydrogeology, geomechanics, seismology, and geochemistry.
• Write peer-review journal articles and technical reports.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
• Make necessary code modifications and enhancements.
What is Required:
• A recent Ph.D. in rock mechanics, petroleum engineering, geothermal engineering, reservoir engineering or equivalent discipline.
• Programming skills: FORTRAN, C/C++, and/or C#, Python.
• Expertise in modeling and analysis of coupled THM processes in geological media.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a multidisciplinary group of scientists.
• Good verbal and written communication skills for effective collaboration and for writing peer-reviewed journal publications and technical reports.
• Knowledge of geochemistry.
• This is a full-time, 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
• The monthly salary range for this position is $6,431.00 - $7,887.00 and is expected to start at $7,074.00. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Each step represents one full year of completed post-PhD Postdoctoral and/or related research experience.
How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://188.8.131.52/counter.php?id=252925 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
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