Berkeley Lab's Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) has an opening for an Applied Geophysics Project Scientist.
In this role, an early career Applied Geophysicist with a record of research in characterizing and imaging subsurface structures and processes, will be expected to lead and support research projects involving novel geophysical field methods and experiments. There will be a particular focus on active source seismic techniques including source development, borehole seismic acquisition and distributed fiber optic sensing method with applications in permanent reservoir monitoring and time-lapse seismic imaging approaches. Aligned with the Energy Geosciences Division's 'Sustainable Earth' Strategic Direction, these methods will be utilized in a variety of contexts relevant to the U.S. Department of Energy's mission of finding scientific solutions for the sustainable utilization of the subsurface, including characterization and monitoring of geological carbon storage, geothermal systems, oil and gas reservoirs, nuclear waste disposal, and groundwater management.
The successful candidate will take advantage of world-class experimental and computational facilities at Berkeley Lab, including LBNL's unique Geosciences Measurement Facility which has extensive resources for novel field seismic acquisition including high-temperature wirelines, downhole tools, recording systems, instrument fabrication facilities, and fiber optic sensing resources as well as more traditional geophysical instrumentation. Active collaboration with other scientific divisions across Berkeley Lab as well as with UC Berkeley is expected.
What You Will Do:
Contribute with innovative research to the Geophysics program within EGD as an expert in seismic methods for applied geophysics.
Contribute to an existing nationally recognized program in the areas of borehole seismic geophysics, permanent reservoir monitoring, and distributed acoustic sensing using fiber optic networks.
Conceptualize and conceive of research designs, develop detailed research plans, perform innovative and complex research and analysis, and synthesize results.
Coordinate and manage field data acquisition projects.
Lead and/or participate in projects related to fossil energy, carbon storage, geothermal energy, and groundwater management issues.
Collaborate with other scientists and forge collaborations across the Division, Area, and with colleagues at external institutions.
Interact with clients (DOE and industry) and with professional colleagues through participation in meetings, advisory committees, and other forms of job-related communications.
Mentor students and Postdoctoral Fellows.
Write reports, conference papers, and articles for refereed archival journals. Publish as primary or corresponding author in refereed journals, and present work extensively at conferences and workshops.
What is Required:
PhD or equivalent experience in Applied Geophysics, or a related engineering field, and a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience.
Demonstrated experience in performing independent research and in applying complex and innovative new methods, tools, and approaches in applied geophysics.
Demonstrated technical expertise in independently designing research plans, performing data analysis, and presenting results.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports, conference papers, and refereed journal articles synthesizing research results, and to present research findings at conferences, workshops, and other forums.
Demonstrated ability to work with professional colleagues and support staff.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Deep expertise in one or more of the following topics: borehole/crosswell seismic data acquisition/processing, distributed acoustic sensing and other fiber optic sensing technologies, passive seismic imaging methods, permanent reservoir monitoring systems, optical seismic sensor instrumentation and data acquisition.
Ability to collaborate with other Earth Scientists specializing in non-seismic monitoring methods (e.g., electromagnetic geophysics or potential field methods) and/or develop non-seismic acquisition/ processing/ analysis methodologies.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 2 year, Term appointment with the possibility of extension for up to a maximum of 5 years total based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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