Applied Geophysics Research Scientist (Energy Geosciences Division)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California (US)
Jul 01, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
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Berkeley Lab’s Energy Geosciences Division has an immediate opening for a Staff or Senior Scientist in Applied Geophysics.

About Energy Geosciences at Berkeley Lab:
The Energy Geoscience Division (EG., of Berkeley Lab is advancing and integrating multi-disciplinary expertise to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into scalable solutions for the sustainable utilization and management of the Earth’s subsurface. We strive  to promote the intelligent use of the subsurface as a substantial resource for energy and water, as well as its wise use for waste disposal. We work at the cutting edge of observation, measurement, and simulation of rock-fluid processes through the development and use of methodologies that span from the molecular to field scales. Together with our sister division in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA,, we address the most pressing energy and environmental challenges of our time, striving for scientific excellence that makes a difference in a changing world. We deeply care for an inclusive and diverse work environment and we are fully invested in the well-being and advancement of our staff.

About the position:
The Earth Scientist in this position is an outstanding Applied Geophysicist with a record of scientific vision and innovative research in characterizing and imaging subsurface structures and processes. A successful candidate is expected to lead and expand a vibrant, extramurally supported frontier research program in applied geophysics with a broad range of exciting research projects involving novel field methods and experiments. Particular focus is on geophysical methods such as active source seismic techniques, borehole seismic acquisition and source development, distributed fiber optic sensing methods, permanent reservoir monitoring, and time-lapse seismic imaging approaches. Aligned with EGD’s ‘Sustainable Earth’ ( Strategic Direction, these methods will be utilized in a variety of contexts relevant to DOE’s mission of finding scientific solutions for the sustainable utilization of the subsurface, including  characterization and monitoring of geological carbon storage, geothermal systems, oil and gas reservoirs, nuclear waste disposal, and groundwater management. The successful candidate will take advantage of world-class experimental and computational facilities at Berkeley Lab, including LBNL’s unique Geosciences Measurement Facility which has extensive resources for novel field seismic acquisition including high-temperature wirelines, downhole tools, recording systems, instrument fabrication facilities, and fiber optic sensing resources as well as more traditional geophysical instrumentation.  Active collaboration with other scientific divisions across Berkeley Lab as well as with UC Berkeley is expected.

How To Apply
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