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Postdoctoral Associate

Research / Scientific

Blacksburg

Postdoctoral Associate

  • 522407
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Geosciences
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Geosciences Department at Virginia Tech invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in CO2 sequestration and geothermal energy working under the supervision of Dr. Manoochehr Shirzaei (Geosciences).
The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students researching carbon capture, enhanced geothermal energy, induced seismicity, and their links to future water-energy security and climate change. The candidate's major task (~80% of the time) is developing and applying sophisticated poromechanical fluid diffusion and earthquake nucleation models to understand better the induced seismicity process at CO2 sequestration sites and enhanced geothermal plants that lead to journal publications. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to mentor students (~20% of the time) and collaborate on grant proposals.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics, earth sciences, or related fields. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Knowledge of poromechanical modeling.
- Candidate must have strong skills in a technical programming language, such as MATLAB, PYTHON, or C++.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of GIS, numerical modeling, leadership skills, teaching, and writing experience.

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

November 15, 2022

Additional Information

Interested candidate should upload a cover letter, an updated CV, and the contact information of two references.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sharon Collins at sharon72@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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