The Energy Geosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in numerical or observational seismology to join our multidisciplinary team. You will contribute to projects involving subsurface energy applications with emphasis on induced seismicity related to geothermal energy and geological CO2 storage developments. The purpose of the position is to contribute to our group's efforts in developing technologies to safely extract energy from the subsurface. You should have a solid knowledge of fracture processes and fluid-mechanical couplings relevant for induced seismicity and large-scale deployment of geologic carbon storage. With the candidate vision for tackling a broad range of challenging subsurface problems, such as induced seismicity, multiphase flow and seismic hazard assessment and mitigation, you are expected to lead this minimum two-years long postdoctoral scholarship to success. To achieve this work, you will have access to the High Performance Computing infrastructure at LBNL and the broad expertise of its researchers.
What You Will Do:
Develop and apply numerical tools to simulate induced seismicity sequences using dynamic or quasi-dynamic codes.
Develop statistical analyses to improve our understanding of physical processes causing induced seismicity in a variety of geological and geomechanical settings.
Analyze induced seismicity sequences and develop monitoring strategies to mitigate seismic hazard, including integration in the analyses of different seismological, hydrological and deformation datasets.
Collaborate with scientists with different background in theoretical, analytical/numerical modeling, and experimental studies, as well as with industrial partners with field background.
Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and write technical reports.
What Is Required:
A recent Ph.D. in seismology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, applied mathematics, physics or a related field.
Demonstrated insights into earthquake processes occurring at different scales.
Good programming skills in a language such as Python, Matlab, R or C++.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a multidisciplinary group of scientists.
Ability to conduct research with limited supervision.
Good verbal and written communication skills for effective collaboration and for writing peer-reviewed journal publications and technical reports.
Demonstrated passion for scientific research and a desire to have an academic or research career.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in observational seismology, geomechanics and/or hydrology.
Experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.
Expertise in High Performance Computing.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on April 15, 2019.
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 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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