PostDoc – Experimental Geochemist/ geothermal (2yrs) – GNS Science, New Zealand

Taupo, New Zealand (source: flickr/ herry, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 11 Dec 2019

GNS Science is seeking a Post Doc, Experimental geochemist - geothermal to join the team in Taupo, New Zealand.

GNS Science in New Zealand has published an open Post Doc position for an Experimental Geochemist (2 years) – Thermochemistry of supercritical geothermal systems, Taupo Volcanic Zone New Zealand.

GNS is seeking a post-doctoral level researcher with a strong interest in laboratory studies of fluid-rock interactions in super critical geothermal systems. The research will include laboratory simulations of fluid-rock interactions, re-injection of off-gases from geothermal facilities (CO2, H2S), and tracer chemical stability at super critical conditions. The successful candidate will engage with other Wairakei geochemists in discussion of geothermal chemistry and other aspects pertaining to geothermal systems. Depending on the applicant’s background, specialist skills may cover one or more of reactive transport modelling, experimental geochemistry, and products of fluid-rock-material interaction with fluids. The goal is to task the post-doctorate team member with complementing and advancing the specialised experimental geochemistry skills currently present within the group.


We are seeking a person with substantial experience and expertise in the field of geochemical reactions in heat temperature and pressure environments. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Develop experimental procedures to investigate fluid-rock interactions at high temperature and pressure
  2. Conduct work in the Experimental Geochemistry Laboratory
  3. Interact with research programme collaborators conducting other experimental work and modelling studies
  4. Contribute to research programme reporting
  5. Prepare manuscripts for publication in international peer reviewed journals

Candidates will show flexibility, innovation and a commitment to quality. People skills, teamwork, and the ability to approach and interact with a range of people are also a must.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experimental laboratory skills in high temperature and pressure geochemistry
  • Background in high temperature geochemistry/physical chemistry
  • Reactive transport modelling experience
  • Familiarity with geothermal/hydrothermal geochemical processes

The position is for 2 years, in Wairakei Research Centre, Taupo, New Zealand.

Application closes on 5 January 2020.

More information can be found on,36436.html

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Isabelle Chambefort (, Programme Leader Geothermal: The Next Generation) and Dr Bruce Mountain (, Project leader)

Source: Earthwork jobs/ GNS Science