Berkeley Lab's Energy Geosciences Division has an opening for a Geomechanics and Hydrogeology Postdoctoral Scholar. The incumbent will conduct research, independently and in collaboration with others, and develop new approaches to laboratory, field, and modeling studies of geomechanics and coupled fluid flow in porous and fractured media. You will conduct research to meet the needs of various projects for the Department of Energy in the areas of environmental management, fossil energy, geological carbon sequestration, geothermal reservoir engineering, nuclear waste disposal, climate change, and basic energy sciences.
What You Will Do:
Conduct research and develop new approaches to the numerical simulation of multiphase flow, reaction-transport, and geomechanics in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop advanced theoretical, numerical, and experimental techniques to address outstanding problems in the fields of geomechanics and reservoir engineering.
Emphasis will be on developments that contribute to addressing issues of national and international concern, such as environmental management, fossil energy, geological carbon sequestration, geothermal system engineering, climate change, and basic energy sciences.
Author and co-author scientific reports and peer-reviewed journal articles. Present research results at conferences and meetings, with the scientific community and for the Department of Energy and other funding agencies.
Collaborate with investigators in other fields such as fluid dynamics, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, applied mathematics, and climate.
What is Required:
A recent Ph.D. in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Expertise in mechanical, chemical, environmental engineering, and/or applied mathematics required. Specific fields of work include hydrogeology, hydrology, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, soil physics, and related fields.
Experience conducting independent research and working on multidisciplinary teams.
High level of programming skill is required, with fluency in Python, C/C++, and/or Fortran. Experience with general scientific computing and software design, and experience with High Performance Computing environments.
Extensive knowledge of the geomechanics of the subsurface, preferably as applied to numerical simulation. Substantial knowledge of geology, hydrology, or related earth science, chemistry, or related engineering fields.
Ability to compile and analyze research data accurately using a range of tools; able to create charts, slides, and other presentation materials.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to initiate and contribute to technical papers, and to collaborate with other scientists and researchers.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with parallel computing on HPC environments.
Basic knowledge of Theoretical Data Structures and Algorithms.
Numerical analysis and applied mathematics.
Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir simulation.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 years, 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 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
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