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Post Doc Research Associate - Subsurface Flow and Transport Modeling

Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Job Description

Job ID: 307614
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

The Hydrology Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks candidates with significant experience in subsurface flow and reactive transport modeling and simulation. The candidate for this position will participate in development and application of conceptual-mathematical models for subsurface flow and reactive transport in combined vadose zone and aquifer systems. The primary scope of this position is to both develop and apply numerical models to evaluate the transport and fate of contaminants of concern at the Hanford Site for different remediation alternatives. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience with analysis of subsurface characterization and monitoring data, flow and transport modeling, visualization, and software development.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

• Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geophysics, Soil Physics, or related field.
• Publication experience

• Programming (e.g. proficiency in Python, R, Fortran, C++)
• Visualization (e.g. with Tecplot, Visit)
• High performance computing
• Geophysical modeling
• Reactive transport modeling
• Inverse parameter estimation
• Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307614
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Earth Systems Science
Group: Hydrology