[ES_JOBS_NET] Post Masters in Computational Earth Science, Los Alamos, NM, US

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 14:06:20 MST 2018



Job Title

Post Masters in Computational Earth Science



Los Alamos, NM, US


Organization Name

EES-16/Computational Earth Science


What You Will Do

The Computational Earth Science Group in the Earth and Environmental
Sciences (EES) Division (ees.lanl.gov) at Los Alamos National Laboratory
(LANL) has an opening for a creative and resourceful post-master's candidate
with knowledge and experience in modeling and analysis of radionuclide gas
flow and transport in fracture rock. The successful candidate will apply and
develop computational methods for simulation and analysis of models of
radionuclide gas migration within fractured rock. Gas transport simulations
will be performed using existing software (e.g., FEHM (fehm.lanl.gov
<http://fehm.lanl.gov/> ), PFLOTRAN (www.pflotran.org
<http://www.pflotran.org/> )) and analytical solutions. Analyses will be
performed on historical data of radionuclide seepage from the National
Nuclear Security Site and current field experiments. The successful
applicant will participate in creating and presenting research at technical
conferences and program meetings and in the development of internal
technical reports and manuscripts for submission to high-impact journals.

Applicants are required to provide a 2-page or less cover letter along with
their CV and current transcripts.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

.         M.Sc. in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geosciences, Physics or
Engineering completed within the last five years or soon to be completed,

.         theoretical understanding of processes related to gas flow and
transport in fractured rock,

.         experience in application of numerical models of gas flow and
transport in fractured rock,

.         strong organizations skills,

.         excellent communication, writing and oral presentation skills,

.         fluency in one or more programming languages, and

.         the ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance (see details below).

.         Have a GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale, and


.         Have been awarded a master's degree within the past three years
but have not yet been accepted into another master's program or a PhD
program. Post-Master's interns may remain in this category for up to two


Desired Skills: 

Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience with:

*         modeling radioactive gas flow and transport using PFLOTRAN or

*         visualizing model output with ParaView or Visit,

*         linux operating systems, and

*         dynamic programing languages such as Python or Julia,

*         Active DOE Q Clearance.



M. Sc. in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geosciences, Physics or Engineering
completed within the last five years or soon to be completed

Notes to Applicants:

For further information, refer to
ex.php. LANL offers an excellent working environment and competitive
compensation and benefits package.

Additional information about this position can be obtained by contacting
Dylan Harp (dharp at lanl.gov, +1 505 667 5532) and Philip Stauffer
(stauffer at lanl.gov, +1 505 665 4638).

Additional Details:


Clearance:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level).  Applicants selected
will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet
eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.


*Eligibility requirements:  To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at
least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited
circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2
r>  for additional information.


New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to
complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy
that includes random drug testing.


For general program information refer to the
StudentPrograms web page.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports
a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on
qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin,
ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or
preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental
disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran,
genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal
laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is also committed to making our
workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide
reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in
the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please
send an email to applyhelp at lanl.gov <mailto:applyhelp at lanl.gov>  or call
1-505-665-4444 option 1.


Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a
multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on
behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring
the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing
technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving
problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global
security concerns.

EES employs around 200 people, including many postdoctoral associates and
graduate students, with expertise in various facets of earth science. The
successful candidate will join the dynamic and interdisciplinary Subsurface
Flow and Transport (SFT) Team that includes more than 20 researchers working
on projects related to strategic national interest problems dealing with
energy and environmental security. SFT works towards development of
strategic scientific capabilities to address challenging issues related to
energy and water production, carbon capture and sequestration, waste
disposition and storage, and restoration of contaminated sites. Many of LANL
projects address the nation's most challenging subsurface flow systems,
which involve multi-scale/multi-phase physics, fractured-rock flow and
transport, and challenging geothermal, geochemical and geomechanical
interactions. The research includes active collaborations with universities
and other national laboratories. The projects also include extensive
research work related to high-performance computing. The successful
candidate will interact with researchers and application-oriented scientists
on this team as well as in other earth sciences, computing, and engineering
groups. Access will be provided to advanced numerical simulation codes and
state-of-the-art computing facilities within EES and LANL.


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