Thread: Post-doctoral position in geothermal modeling, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Started: 2020-03-13 14:31:55
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A research position in geothermal modeling is available in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, beginning in summer 2020. The position is a full-time, 2-year appointment, with the opportunity of continuation for a third year, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The successful applicant will perform numerical simulations of spatial distribution and temporal evolution of stress in a geothermal system as part of the WHOLESCALE project. As described by Feigl et al. [2020], this project aims to develop a methodology that will incorporate and interpret data from four methods of measurement into a multi-physics model that couples thermal, hydrological, and mechanical (T-H-M) processes over spatial scales ranging from the diameter of a borehole (~0.1 m) to the extent of the entire field (~10 km) and temporal scales ranging from the duration of a micro-seismic event (~1 second) to the typical lifetime of a producing field (3 decades). The WHOLESCALE team currently includes a dozen scientists and engineers in a partnership that includes two universities, two federally-funded R&D centers, and a leading provider of alternative and renewable energy technology.

The expected starting salary is in the range $50,000 to $55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is most appropriate for candidates not more than 5 years past the Ph.D. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements is necessary at the time of appointment.

The starting date for the position is somewhat flexible, but preferably before September 2020. Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests and experience, a sample of computer code, possible start date, and the names (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references via email to feigl<at><feigl<at>> with the subject "WHOLESCALE post-doc" before April 15th, 2020.

Feigl, K. L., E. C. Reinisch, S. A. Batzli, H. Sone, M. A. Cardiff, J. C. Hampton, N. E. Lord, C. H. Thurber, H. F. Wang, and C. Sherman (2020), Spatio–Temporal Analysis of Deformation at San Emidio Geothermal Field, Nevada, USA between 1992 and 2010.

Kurt Feigl


Department of Geoscience

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1215 West Dayton Street

Madison, WI

53706 USA

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