Postdoctoral Research Associate in Carbon Storage

Location
Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
Posted
10 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Ref
426/0317
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and IT
Reference no. 426/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Carbon Storage
  • Full-time fixed-term for 2 years with a potential extension of 6 months, remuneration package: $104k – 111k (which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

About the opportunity
Applications are invited for the appointment of one Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will undertake a project funded by the Australian Research Council on CO2 storage.

The project aims at developing and testing a modelling framework to assess the injectivity, storage capacity, and containment of supercritical CO2 injected in deep saline aquifers. The project broadly covers multiphase flow in porous/fractured geological materials, and emphasizes physical, hydraulic, and geomechanical processes at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The project is expected to provide a validated computational framework that can be used by stakeholders to improve analysis and assessment of reservoir performance under various scenarios of CO2 injection operations and boundary environmental conditions. This opening is fundamentally based on the development of advanced computational frameworks but it is part of a greater effort that also involves in-situ data collection and experimental laboratory tests conducted by other participants to this project. The project is led by A/Prof Luming Shen in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, and involves the collaboration of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has

  • a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Geosciences, or related fields
  • outstanding competence in computational reactive transport modelling
  • an interest in multi-disciplinary/cross-disciplinary approaches
  • demonstrated knowledge of use of TOUGH-based family solvers or similar software
  • previous experience in the development and/or use of computational tools for modelling multiphase flow in porous media
  • experience coding in Fortran, c/c++, Matlab or similar environments
  • an ability to work in a complex and challenging environment
  • excellent communication skills

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.


Closing date: 11:30pm 9 April 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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