Job Opening

Two Postdoc Positions in Passive and Active Seismic Imaging

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Posted: 09/28/2018

Open Until: 12/31/2018

Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Open Until: 2018-12-31

Two Postdoc Positions in Passive and Active Seismic Imaging 

Geophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory 

We seek outstanding candidates for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to conduct research in passive and active seismic imaging. The successful candidate will develop novel algorithms for microseismic event location and focal mechanism inversion, acoustic- and elastic-wave imaging and inversion, and apply them to field seismic data for subsurface characterization and monitoring. The applications of the research include geothermal exploration, monitoring for geothermal production and enhanced geothermal systems, and monitoring for geologic carbon utilization and storage. 

Minimum Job Requirements: 
• Strong background in microseismic imaging. 
• Strong background in acoustic- and elastic-wave imaging/inversion or in numerical modeling of elastic-wave propagation. 
• Proficiency in programming using Fortran/C. 
• Experience in parallel computing using MPI/OpenMP/GPU. 

Desired Skills: 
• Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently and in a team environment. 
• Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assignments to meet project deliverables. 
• Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance. 

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed. 

Notes to Applicants: In addition to submitting a CV, please submit a cover letter briefly addressing how you meet the job requirements and describe the desired skills. CV should include educational background with degree dates and GPAs with scale, experience and expertise, a list of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, competitive honors/awards, and contact information of four references. 

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