Wellbore Postdoctoral Scholar (Energy Geosciences)
Wellbore Postdoctoral Scholar (Energy Geosciences) - 84007
Organization: GO-Energy Geosciences
Wellbore integrity is of paramount importance to subsurface resource extraction, energy storage and waste disposal. Berkeley Lab’s Energy Geosciences Division has an opening for a Wellbore Postdoctoral Scholar. You will be responsible for developing novel geophysical approaches to characterize and monitor wellbore integrity for subsurface energy and environment applications. The incumbent will work with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to develop novel electromagnetic, electrochemical and seismic methods for monitoring subsurface stress and corrosion induced borehole degradation.
This position requires an outstanding record of original and high-quality research in the application of geophysical methods for subsurface energy studies. Desired is a familiarity with electrical engineering, rock mechanics and reservoir engineering. A strong interest and spirit in working with a multi-disciplinary team is required.
What You Will Do:
• Conducting laboratory based study to develop the scientific basis for utilizing EM, seismic and electrochemical signals for steel casing corrosion monitoring.
• Quantifying the impact of signal attenuation, ambient noise and geological heterogeneity on signal quality and sensitivity.
• Work with the rest of the team to demonstrate the technologies at field scales.
• Prepare manuscripts and publications for peer-reviewed journals.
• Present work in group meetings, poster sessions, as opportunities arise.
What is Required:
• PhD in Geophysics or related field.
• Expertise in electromagnetic and seismic wave propagation experiments and theory.
• An outstanding record of original and high-quality research in the application of geophysical methods for subsurface energy studies.
• Demonstrated experience in conducting laboratory and field based studies with a particular emphasis on at least one of the following domains: Electromagnetism/Seismic theory and applications, Time or frequency domain wave-based reflectometry, corrosion electrochemistry.
• A strong interest and spirit in working with a multi-disciplinary team is required.
Familiarity with electrical engineering, rock mechanics and reservoir engineering.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 30, 2017.
• 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 paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• 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.
• Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
How To Apply
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