CEGA seeks applicants for postdoctoral research position in hydrogeology

Monday, 26 de September

The Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA) at the Department of Geology, Universidad de Chile, invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Hydrogeology (numerical modeling, reactive transport models and geothermal reservoirs simulations).

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in collaboration with other researchers from the Center in the fields of hydrogeology, hydrogeochemical and numerical simulations of geothermal reservoirs. The postdoctoral researcher will develop and apply hydrogeological models to (1) simulate and understand the factors controlling the spatio-temporal changes within geothermal reservoirs, (2) predict reservoir behavior under different case scenarios, and assess the validity and uncertainty of these predictions, and (3) establish models such that they are able to provide the support needed by decision-makers to promote a sustainable usage of geothermal reservoirs.

In addition to this, the postdoctoral researcher should present research results at scientific meetings, produce manuscript and submit to high quality peer-reviewed journals. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, ability to work independently and mentor undergraduate students are expected. Working knowledge of Spanish language is desirable and will be considered a plus.

Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of application. Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals with advanced training either in engineering, hydrogeology, geochemistry (or a related discipline), and a genuine interest in low temperature geothermal systems.

This is a full time position starting July 2016. The position is fully funded for a two year term with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year based on satisfactory job performance. Applications must be received by May, 31st 2016. Interested candidates should send their scientific proposal, CV and two letters of recommendation by email to Dr. Diego Morata ( dmorata@ing.uchile.cl).