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Basin Scale Reservoir Simulation - Postdoctoral Researcher

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🤑 $108.8K

AI generated summary

  • You need a Ph.D. in related field, experience in reservoir simulations, numerical methods, uncertainty quantification, software development, and excellent communication skills. Additional qualifications desired include C++ programming, GPU computing, and modern software development experience.
  • You will conduct original research on reservoir-scale processes, develop numerical algorithms for high-performance computing, quantify uncertainty in model predictions, publish findings, present at conferences, collaborate in a diverse team, and perform other assigned duties.

Graduate Job

Research & Development, ScienceLivermore


  • We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to perform original and independent research on large scale reservoir simulation of multiple interacting subsurface storage sites. You will develop methods to model compositional multiphase flow on high-performance computing platforms for geologic carbon storage and underground hydrogen storage applications. This position is in the Porous Media Group in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.


  • Ph.D. in Energy Resources Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience with reservoir simulations and compositional multiphase flow.
  • Knowledge of numerical methods, including discretization schemes and linear/nonlinear solution techniques.
  • Knowledge of uncertainty quantification.
  • Experience with software development, including parallel computing paradigms.
  • Experience producing reports, publications, and proposals.
  • Research creativity, with outstanding ability and knowledge in the applicant’s area of specialization.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills necessary to collaborate effectively in a diverse, multidisciplinary team environment and present technical information.
  • Qualifications we desire:
  • Exposure to programming in C++, GPU computing, including relevant programming languages.
  • Experience with modern software development environments, including version control and testing frameworks.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Conduct original and independent research on compositional multiphase flow in porous and faulted media, with a focus on interaction of reservoir-scale processes.
  • Develop numerical algorithms and discretization schemes to efficiently model these large-scale processes on high-performance computing platforms using hybrid CPU/GPU architectures.
  • Develop methods to quantify uncertainty in model predictions based on variability in reservoir properties.
  • Publish reports and peer-review publications summarizing research findings.
  • Present results at program meetings and scientific conferences.
  • Work in a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





108840 USD


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  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA)