A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in environmental geophysics and hydrogeology is available at University at Buffalo. The successful candidate will work on a project to advance stochastic analysis of field-scale solute transport parameters in highly heterogeneous aquifers from geophysical and hydrogeological measurements. The project includes developing and testing novel stochastic estimation strategies that: 1) incorporates prior physics-based constraints of the solute transport process (i.e., accounts for multiple scales of plume dispersion and complexity) to improve velocity, plume-dispersion, and mass estimations; and 2) performs stochastic estimation in the reduced-hydrologic-process parameter space to improve computational efficiency and enable field-scale characterization of small-scale transport processes in highly heterogeneous aquifers.
The required background includes a PhD in geophysics/hydrogeophysics, applied mathematics, or related field. Relevant experience includes hydrogeophysical forward and inverse modeling, stochastic analysis, reduced-order-modeling, etc. Familiarity with designing and conducting laboratory solute transport experiments and strong programming (MATLAB or Python) background are highly desirable. The position is in the Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo.
The position is available immediately with a term of two year and may be extended for an additional year based on satisfactory progress and additional funding considerations.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
PhD in geophysics/hydrogeophysics, applied mathematics, or related field.