Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Employer
Columbia University
Location
New York, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 15, 2021
Ref
2010298611
Discipline
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Posting Details
Job Requisition Number 00002238
Field(s) of Specialization
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department EIL Lamont Divisions
Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Summary Description
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position focusing on optimizing fluid transport and geochemical controls on mineral carbonation in natural basalt reservoirs. Based on recent successes in on-land pilot projects, offshore basalts may offer large-scale repositories to safely store CO2 and combat climate change. Research is needed to optimize mineralization, accurately assess CO2 storage capacities, and develop effective long-term monitoring methods.
This postdoctoral researcher will work collaboratively with other researchers at Lamont Doherty and with research partners at the U.S. National Laboratories and other Universities in ongoing projects to advance technologies for CO2 injection and monitoring, such as:
• Investigating the geochemical, pH, and transport controls on mineral carbonation in fractured basalts and the injection stability of CO2 and seawater in reactive subsurface systems.
• Using numerical models to assess CO2 and water injection strategies that avoid clogging a well or basalt reservoir due to mineral carbonation.
• Integrating laboratory information, carbonate precipitation kinetics, and site-specific data to develop new approaches for effective in situ monitoring of mineral carbonation.
• Working towards field-scale implementation of CO2 storage demonstration projects in offshore basalt reservoirs.
Minimum Degree Required
Ph.D.
Minimum Qualifications
- Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in geosciences, petroleum engineering, geochemistry, or related disciplines, and have demonstrated competence in modeling geological reservoir systems and/or fluid dynamics in porous media.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, independent judgment, and demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high-quality research are required.
Preferred Qualifications
- Prior work with carbon mineralization is desirable, as well as an understanding of geochemical and fluid processes involved with mafic rock systems.
- Prior experience with reservoir simulators that model multiphase flow of CO2 and brines is advantageous.
Additional Information
Tentative start date is September 1, 2021, with some flexibility.
Appointment will be for one year, with continuation for a second year dependent on progress and available funding.
This search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact David Goldberg (goldberg@LDEO.columbia.edu) to discuss the position before applying.
RAPS posting date 02/22/2021
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant
We accept online applications only.
Proposed Start Date 09/01/2021
EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Race / Gender / Disability / Veteran
The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.
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- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
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