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Position filled: Postdoctoral Researcher in Geomaterials with FE skills, UCSD/LANL

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Applications are sought for a motivated/independent Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research on the nonlinear elastic response of porous materials. This project is a component of a larger program, involving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Chevron USA, to investigate  linear and nonlinear elastic response of porous materials as a function of their quasi-static state.  The postdoc will be responsible for the theoretical development of modeling that will interface a sequence of on-going experimental studies.  The postdoc will work closely with Prof Robert Guyer (LANL and University of Nevada, Reno) and Prof H Alicia Kim (University of California, San Diego). The postdoc will be based in UC San Diego with regular short/long-term visits to LANL and UNR.

The key technical skills and experience in the following areas are considered essential:
· Developing finite element methods or other equivalent numerical methods for computational mechanics.
· Nonlinear mechanics of geomaterial and/or porous materials.
· Multiscale modelling.
· Programming in MATLAB and C/C++ .

In addition, experience with open-source finite element codes would be preferred. Experience in international conference presentations and leading journal publications are essential. The successful applicant would be self-driven and energetic with a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a geographically distributed team environment.

To apply please contact Dr. Alicia Kim (alicia@ucsd.edu) and Dr. TJ Ulrich (tju@lanl.gov) with a single PDF attachements of a brief introductory letter and full C.V.  Please use the subject line "Postdoc Application: Poromechanics".

 

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