Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geomechanics, Geochemistry, or Geophysics

The Energy and Natural Resources Security group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has two openings for Postdoctoral Research Associates in experimental geomechanics. Successful candidates will join a diverse team of scientists who are working to address critical earth science challenges related to energy and national security. Specific research topics related to this opportunity include: (1) experiments using optical fibers to measure distributed strain and temperature inside high-pressure high-temperature vessels; (2) experiments to understand the thermo-chemo-mechanical properties of cementitious composites; and (3) near wellbore modeling with coupled thermo-poro-elasticity. As a member of our interdisciplinary team that includes experts in rock mechanics, well integrity, geophysics, and geochemistry, the candidate will be at the forefront of developing innovative experimental and modeling methodologies to support finding challenges in energy, the environment, and national security. Our facilities for this work include novel equipment such as our large high-pressure high-temperature (HTHP) quad-pore triaxial system, Fiber Brag gratings optical sensors for distributed strain and temperature sensing, HTHP cement curing vessels and calorimeters, HTHP viscometer and Parr reactors, and triaxial core-flood systems with integrated X-ray capabilities. The successful candidate is expected to publish results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and present their work at conferences. The position is for a two-year term, with the option to extend a third year based on performance and funding availability.

Application link:  LinkedIn job listing at LANL web Following your application submission, please forward your application materials to If you have any questions or require further information, feel free to reach out via this email address.

Duration: Up to 6 months but will open until filled.

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