Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-GO [#14030]
Position Title: Computational Geometry in Earth Systems Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Government or industry
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Computational physics
Appl Deadline:2019/08/10help popup finished (2019/07/10, finished 2020/02/16, listed until 2019/08/10)
Position Description:    

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Computational Geometry in Earth Systems Postdoctoral Scholar - 87287 Organization: GO-Energy Geosciences

The Energy Geosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow with expertise in computational geometry for discontinuous, dynamic/evolving systems relevant to the energy geosciences. The successful candidate will develop novel 3D numerical algorithms and computer toolsets for fractured, multi-body geological systems that involve moving interacting boundaries. The candidate should have strong theoretical understanding and coding experience that includes planar subdivisions and spatial partitioning, arrangements, Minkowski addition, graph theory, which will be applied to intersecting moving interfaces, and multi-body contacts. The candidate should also have the vision and ability to extend this toolset for next-generation computing.

What You Will Do: • Develop a toolset for 3D mesh generation that rigorously incorporates complex discrete fractures and rock matrix • Develop a 3D code for accurate and efficient multi-body contact analysis • Develop a 3D code for evolving interacting boundaries • Develop new capabilities and/or features for in-house codes • Collaborate with scientists in other fields such as rock mechanics, hydrogeology, geophysics, and geochemistry for applications in a wide range of energy geosciences research • Author peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports.

What is Required: • A recent Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computer science, or equivalent discipline; • Expertise in coding of planar subdivisions and spatial partitioning, arrangements, Minkowski addition, graph theory with demonstration of creativity, and proven accomplishments; • Good programming skill is required, with fluency in C/C++, and/or C#, FORTRAN; • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a multidisciplinary group of scientists; • Good verbal and written communication skills for effective collaboration and for writing peer-reviewed journal publications and technical reports.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes: • 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 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. • 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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