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Post-Doc position: Hydraulic fracture propagation, Potsdam, Germany

Website of GFZ Potsdam, Section 4.8 - Geothermie (screenshot)
Carlo Cariaga 10 Apr 2019

Applications for a postdoctoral position in GFZ Potsdam focusing on hydraulic fracture propagation are being accepted until April 22, 2019.

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is offering a postdoctoral position to perform research on computational methods for hydraulic fracture propagation (Phase-field, damage mechanics, thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling) in porous media of super-hot and supercritical geothermal system. This will be a full-time position (39 hours per week) based in Potsdam, Germany. Online applications will be accepted until April 22, 2019.

The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is Germany’s national research center for Earth sciences and is part of Germany’s largest science organization.

The successful applicant will start as soon as possible and will remain engaged until the end of May 2020. The work done during this period is expected to contribute to the concept development and exploitation of high-enthalpy geothermal systems.

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Master (or equivalent) and PhD degree in applied sciences, preferably Geophysics, Mechanical/Civil Engineering, Applied or Theoretical Physics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Advanced experience in programming, preferably in C++
  • Knowledge on geothermal systems, mechanics of porous media, and the Finite Element Method
  • Strong problem-solving skills, excellent academic records, and proficiency in English
  • Good communication skills, creative thinking, team working capabilities
  • A scientific attitude and the drive to produce impactful scientific research

To submit an application and for more details about the position, you may consult the GFZ Potsdam website.

Source: GFZ Potsdam