Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Subsurface Hydrology Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC75289
Job Title Computational Subsurface Hydrology Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name EES-16/Computational Earth Science
What You Will Do
The Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16) within the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking outstanding post-doctoral candidates in the area of computational subsurface hydrology. The position will focus on using discrete fracture network models to better understand various subsurface systems including the long-term disposal of spent nuclear fuel and hydrocarbon extraction. A successful applicant should have a background in subsurface flow and transport simulations with a particular expertise in (i) upscaled transport modelling of subsurface systems, (ii) reactive transport, and/or (iii) fracture/matrix interactions. Candidates need to have experience with code development and an understanding of computational methods used in subsurface flow and transport simulations. This position will require motivation to achieve in an independent work environment and also the communication skills to interact with a multidisciplinary, integrated team. The successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present their work at national and international conferences.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Candidates with a strong background/experience in the following areas are invited to apply:
Demonstrated experience in computational subsurface flow and transport modeling
Upscaled transport modeling (reactive and non-reactive)
Proficiency in Fortran, C, C++, Python, or Julia
Code development experience
Outstanding track record of peer-reviewed publications
Excellent written and communication skills as demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations at conferences and meetings
Experience in Discrete Fracture network modelling
Model and data visualization using tools such as Petrel, EarthVision, ParaView or Visit
Experience with machine learning in the geosciences
Experience in Graph Theory
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
Education: A Ph.D. in Computational Hydrology, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Computational Physics, Computational Science or related fields is required. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and be within 5 years of completion of the Ph.D.
Application: Applicants should submit CV and cover letter outlining their experience and background as it relates to the minimum job requirements and desired skills to the Los Alamos National Laboratory HR at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/index.php . In addition, please e-mail CV with a detailed publication list, a one-page cover letter detailing research experience and qualifications for the position advertised, and names and addresses of four references to Dr. J. D. Hyman.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employs about 120 scientists and 40 postdocs as well as many students, with expertise in various facets of Earth sciences. The successful candidate will join the interdisciplinary Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16) that includes more than 30 researchers working on strategic national and global problems related to energy and environmental security such as energy production, climate change, environmental management, carbon sequestration, and waste storage. Our research includes active collaborations with industry, universities and other national laboratories.
Salary : Postdoctoral Researcher: Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. On the anniversary of these dates, salaries are automatically adjusted to the next higher level, e.g. PhD + 0: $74,000; PhD + 1: $75,900, etc. For more information go to Postdoc Salary Guidelines .
Notes to Applicants: Initial postdoc appointments are for two years and are renewable for a third year. Outstanding candidates may be eligible for a LANL Director's Fellowship or a Distinguished Fellowship (see http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career- options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php ).
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For general information go to Postdoc Program .
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC75289