We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct experimental reactive-transport studies on chemical alteration of CO2 storage reservoirs. You will conduct multi-scale sample characterization, carry out bench-scale core-flooding experiments, and analyze resulting data to understand the role of chemical alteration on hydrologic properties (e.g., injectivity and storage capacity). We are looking for applicants with strong experimental and characterization skills who are interested in joining a diverse team of geoscientists working on energy and environmental projects. This position is in the Subsurface Flow and Transport Group of the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division at LLNL.
In this role you will
Conduct fundamental and applied research characterizing reservoir core samples, fluids, and identifying signatures of fluid flow and reaction.
Independently plan, design, and execute targeted experiments to address the research problem; develop new techniques and procedures as needed.
Work independently within a laboratory setting, as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams, to share observations, test hypotheses, and accomplish research goals.
Publish research results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals, present technical results at scientific conferences.
Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
Pursue independent (complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internal and external to the Laboratory.
Perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, or a related field.
Experience with fluid-flow experimental reaction systems (e.g., flow-through reactors, core-flood systems).
Experience with non-destructive characterization techniques (e.g., X-ray computed tomography).
Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of skills in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
Experience developing independent research projects, as shown through prior work and publications in the peer-reviewed literature.
Proficient written and verbal communication skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
Qualifications We Desire
Experience with analytical chemistry techniques and geochemical modeling.
Experience with LabView or other automated data collection systems.
Experience with coupled chemo-mechanics, including designing and executing experiments.
Internal Number: 3743990000009765
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