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Postdoctoral Researcher - Coupled Subsurface Geomechanics and Flow Modeler

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Job ID: 103984
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in geomechanics and multiphase flow for subsurface engineering applications. You will utilize and potentially improve numerical methods to model coupled processes on high-performance computing platforms. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.

Essential Duties
- Conduct original and independent research on geomechanics and multiphase flow in porous and fractured media utilizing high performance computing software.
- Analyze and interpret data from geophysical monitoring and laboratory experiments and integrate this data with modeling studies.
- Publish programmatic reports and peer-review publications summarizing research findings.
- Present results at program meetings and scientific conferences.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Recent PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.
- Knowledge of geomechanics and/or multiphase flow.
- Knowledge of application of numerical methods, including discretization/meshing and solution techniques.
- Experience with post-processing of modeling, laboratory, and/or field data.
- Experience producing reports, publications, and proposals.
- Demonstrated research creativity.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations.

Desired Qualifications
- Expertise in geomechanics and/or multiphase flow.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  None required.


Note:   This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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