Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Earthquake Hazard Simulation
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Internal Number: 100222
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Energy Geosciences Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Earthquake Hazard Simulation to join the Critical Infrastructure Program in the area of resilience of critical infrastructure.
In this role, you will support ongoing programmatic efforts in simulation-based characterization of earthquake hazard and risk for advanced energy systems including projects for the DOE Office of Cyber Security, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER), and the DOE Office of Science. You will work as part of a highly multidisciplinary engineering, geoscience and computational science team focused on the development and application of advanced simulations for regional-scale earthquake ground motion and infrastructure response evaluations.
What You Will Do:
Development and utilization of advanced simulation techniques.
Conduct original and independent research under broad supervision and guidance.
Perform massively parallel simulations of earthquake ground motions and infrastructure response for large magnitude earthquake scenarios.
Evaluate ground motion simulations using earthquake observations and empirical ground motion models.
Analysis and assimilation of geologic data in the development of 3D geologic models
Work effectively as a collaborative member of a large multidisciplinary geoscience/engineering research team.
Contribute to project reports and present and publish results.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in engineering seismology, geotechnical engineering or structural mechanics or related geoscience field.
Demonstrated knowledge in development and utilization of advanced simulation techniques.
Experience with physics-based ground motion and infrastructure simulations.
Experience in massively parallel simulation and computational programming.
Depth of knowledge and experience in earthquake ground motion simulations or infrastructure response simulations
Ability to effectively present and publish in a scientific venue, including sufficient language skills.
Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and effectively collaborate with colleagues.
This is a full-time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
The monthly salary range for this position is $6,476.00 - $7,507.00 and is expected to start at $6,476 or above. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries are predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Each step represents one full year of completed post-Ph.D. postdoctoral and/or related research experience.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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.
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