The United States Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a post-graduate research opportunity through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). This opportunity in the Geologic and Environmental Systems Directorate of NETL’s Research & Innovation Center relates to development and testing of new computational tools and methods to quantitatively assess and manage subsurface risks at geologic carbon storage sites. This research is being advanced under the DOE’s National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) – a multi-year, multi-national laboratory collaboration to develop and apply computational tools and methods to quantitatively assess and manage subsurface risks at geologic carbon storage sites (https://edx.netl.doe.gov/nrap/).
Prospective research associates who will benefit most from this research opportunity will have technical expertise in subsurface hydrology, petroleum engineering, environmental engineering, or related fields. Proficiency in Python, research reservoir simulation codes, multiphase flow in porous and fractured media, and familiarity with practical aspects of engineered geologic systems is considered valuable. This collaborative research opportunity will involve regular interaction with members of the NETL NRAP research team, as well as NRAP researchers from the other four contributing national laboratories: LANL, LBNL, LLNL, and PNNL, and other CCUS stakeholders.
Qualified post-doctorate (five or fewer years since graduation date) and post-masters (three or fewer years since graduation date) level candidates with US citizenship are strongly encouraged to apply through the ORISE Zintellect portal:
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