The Energy Geoscience Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an outstanding experimental Earth Research Scientist with a background in high-temperature rock mechanics or subsurface hydrogeology to join collaborations studying rock-fluid interactions in a range of systems of interest to the Department of Energy (DOE). You will be expected to work effectively in two or more interdisciplinary programs, perform independent and collaborative research to meet program objectives, to actively seek funding for new research directions, and to establish an international reputation in their fields of specialization and research activity.
The subsurface research programs in the Energy Geoscience Division at LBNL seek to combine state-of-the-art laboratory experiments, computational modeling and field studies to better understand and predict the complex, coupled processes that determine the effective and environmentally sustainable use of subsurface resources. Progress will require insights from diverse fields and we seek candidates with a proven ability and potential to work at the boundaries of key disciplines. The first target area is the coupling between rock deformation and mineral-fluid chemistry. The second target area is the coupling between flow and reaction in porous and nanoporous media.
What You Will Do:
Design, perform and analyze experimental studies of the mechanisms and rates of mineral and rock creep and fracture under controlled conditions of stress, temperature, pressure, and aqueous geochemistry.
Design and operate in situ systems for X-ray imaging studies of geochemical impacts on brittle and plastic creep.
Design and perform experimental studies on cross-scale reservoir processes and subsurface hydrological processes including mass transfer, wettability, the effect of nanoparticles, and fracture-matrix interaction at pressure and temperature in porous and fractured media, facilitated by imaging.
Perform bench-scale tests to quantify THMC processes in clay and tight rocks under elevated pressure and temperature.
Develop concepts and proposals for funding.
Present key findings at group meetings, department meetings or other events, as requested.
Present research results through the preparation of articles and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
What Is Required:
Ph.D. (or equivalent work experience) in geophysics, geochemistry, rock mechanics, hydrogeology, or in relevant physical sciences discipline.
Proven experience of performing and publishing scientific research in targeted areas.
Fluency in English and excellent writing and communication skills.
Ability to work independently but also collaborate with other colleagues or members of the team.
Requested Application Materials:
Curriculum Vitae and publication list.
Statement of research experience and interests.
List of three references: Names and contact information (at least two external to the Lab and UC Berkeley).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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