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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) 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.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of geochemistry.

  • This is a full-time, 1 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.
  • 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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