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.
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