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Job Posting Title:

Research Associate 3, 4, or 5

   

Position Type:

Other Academic

   

Department:

LSUAM Engineering - Petroleum - Reservoir and Natural Gas Research (Richard G Hughes (00008266))

   

Work Location:

3306 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

   

Pay Grade:

Other Academic

   

Job Description:

Overview:

This industrial and DOE-funded position will perform research and technical services on carbon dioxide (CO2) and related storage in the subsurface environment. Duties are to perform analytical and numerical modeling to study the processes and to perform subsurface reservoir characterization utilizing well logs, geologic models  and seismic data. The successful candidate will have experience with some combination of characterization and modeling tools such as Petrel, ArcGIS, CMG tools (IMEX, GEM and/or STARS) or equivalent tools from other vendors. The successful candidate will also have a track record of publications with good communication skills.

Job duties for all Research Assoc ranks:

-Develop numerical and/or analytic models, evaluate leakage risk factors and develop risk assessment evaluations for natural gas, carbon and hydrogen storage in the subsurface on- and off-shore Louisiana. 

-Evaluate or develop monitoring plans to mitigate the evaluated risk factors for subsurface storage.

-Prepare and develop surveys and graphics for public outreach related to subsurface storage.

-Prepare and submit conference and journal manuscripts of the work in a timely fashion. Present project results to internal and external parties.

Differentiating job duties in Research Assoc 4:

The incumbent qualifying in this rank will be expected to perform all operations described in rank 3.  The major differentiating feature is that he or she will perform advanced research and technical services and well as develop highly specialized risk assessment evaluations. 

Differentiating job duties in Research Assoc 5:

The incumbent qualifying in this rank will be expected to perform all duties described in ranks 3 and 4.  The major differentiating features are that he or she will be expected to manage this research project and direct daily operations with little supervision.  Additionally, he or she may be required to train and supervise new staff.

Minimum Qualifications for Research Associate 3:

Bachelor's in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering, Geology or Geophysics, or closely related field with 2-4 years of experience. Experience substitute: Master's in related field.  Specific experience: (1) Familiar with and experience in subsurface reservoir characterization utilizing well logs, geologic models and seismic data; (2) Knowledge of reservoir characterization and modeling tools such as Petrel, ArcGIS, CMG tools (IMEX, GEM and/or STARS) or equivalent tools from other vendors; (3) knowledge of flow and heat transport in porous media.

Preferred Qualifications for Research Associate 3:

Master's in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering, Geology or Geophysics, or closely related field. Specific experience: See minimum quals listed above.

Minimum Qualifications for Research Associate 4:

Master's in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering, Geology or Geophysics, or closely related field and 1-2 years of experience.  Specific experience: (1) Familiar with and experience in subsurface reservoir characterization utilizing well logs, geologic models and seismic data; (2) Knowledge of reservoir characterization and modeling tools such as Petrel, ArcGIS, CMG tools (IMEX, GEM and/or STARS) or equivalent tools from other vendors; (3) knowledge of flow and heat transport in porous media.

Preferred Qualifications for Research Associate 4:

PhD in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering, Geology or Geophysics, or closely related field with 0 years of experience.  Specific experience: See minimum quals listed above.

Minimum Qualifications for Research Associate 5:

Master's in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering, Geology or Geophysics, or closely related field and 2-4 years of experience or (PhD) terminal degree in a related field.  Specific experience: (1) Familiar with and experience in subsurface reservoir characterization utilizing well logs, geologic models and seismic data; (2) Knowledge of reservoir characterization and modeling tools such as Petrel, ArcGIS, CMG tools (IMEX, GEM and/or STARS) or equivalent tools from other vendors; (3) knowledge of flow and heat transport in porous media.

Preferred Qualifications for Research Associate 5:

PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engr, Chemical Engr, nuclear Engr or related degree with 2 years of experience.  Specific experience: See minimum quals listed above.

   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Application requirements:
Please submit your application documents which should include: your latest CV, a cover letter, and a list of three references including their contact information. Official transcripts are required prior to hire. Questions regarding this position can be sent to the hiring manager, Dr. Richard Hughes, at rghughes@lsu.edu.

   

Posting Date:

March 4, 2024

   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

   

Positions approved to work outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

   

Essential Position (Y/N):

   

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LSU is designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials. For those seeking such accommodations or assistance related to this search, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

   

HCM Contact Information:

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