Postdoctoral research: laboratory analysis of flow during permafrost thawing: implications for greenhouse gas emissions

The Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to study the flow properties of thawing permafrost through permeability measurements, CT imaging, and analysis of synthetic and natural permafrost. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of geoscientists and engineers from Sandia, The University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Alaska. The team is studying Arctic permafrost thaw behavior and its impact on Arctic Green House Gas release, abundance, and composition. This project will develop a framework, from core to regional scales, for modeling current and future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Above all, we look for a creative individual with a knack for experimental analysis, a passion for quantitative analysis flow behavior, and ability and enthusiasm to be part of a multi-disciplinary effort. This position is for one year and potential second year extension with satisfactory progress. For more information, please go to:

Qualified individuals must be a U.S. citizen and should have a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment. Salary range is $65,000 per year and appointees are eligible for group health insurance. Review of candidates will begin Oct 1, 2022; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.

published: 04 October 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.