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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Induced Seismicity, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Date: 03/20/2015

On behalf of Dennise Templeton, LLNL: 

Dear SCEC Community,

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Induced Seismicity, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Atmospheric Earth and Energy Division in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform research on induced seismicity related to subsurface injection.  Specific topics of interest include:  improved microseismic monitoring and analysis techniques, statistical methods for analyzing and interpreting microseismic data, probabilistic techniques for seismic risk assessment and uncertainty quantification, techniques for correlating observed seismicity with fluid injection rates and volumes, and approaches to improve detection of hazardous faults in the subsurface.  This is a joint posting between LLNL’s Seismology and Computational Geosciences Groups.  The successful candidate will be expected to apply their expertise to ongoing geothermal energy, geologic carbon storage, waste fluid disposal, or unconventional oil and gas projects. The position requires a background in seismology, a working knowledge of computer programming, and experience in geomechanics or reservoir engineering. The successful applicant may have access to LLNL's extensive computer facilities and field data. The successful applicant will interact with professional colleagues, mid-level management and sponsors across and outside of the Laboratory.  The position will report either to the Seismology or Computational Geosciences Group leader.
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.
For additional information and to apply, please see Job ID: 12925 at https://careers.llnl.gov/postdocs.

Best Regards,
Dennise Templeton
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory