Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Geochemistry

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104557
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: November 30 2018

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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 study reactive transport and geochemistry to understand well integrity in geological carbon dioxide storage and other reservoir applications. You will develop numerical tools to model reactive geomaterials on pre-exascale computing platforms. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.
Essential Duties
- Conduct creative and independent research in reactive transport and geochemistry.
- Develop numerical algorithms to efficiently model these processes on pre-exascale computing platforms, with a focus on multiscale approaches.
- Analyze and interpret data from laboratory experiments and integrate it with the modeling studies.
- Publish programmatic reports and peer-review publications summarizing research findings.
- Present results at program meetings and conferences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Recent PhD in Geology, Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or other relevant field.
- Knowledge of geochemical modeling and reactive transport.
- Experience with code development.
- Ability to perform creative research in the applicant’s area of specialization.
- Proficient written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse, multidisciplinary research team. 
- Experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with GPUs and threading.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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.


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