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Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Analyzing methane leakage from abandoned oil and gas wells

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research position measuring and analyzing methane leakage from abandoned oil and gas wells. The position involves taking over the lead role in an on-going campaign to measure methane leakage from abandoned oil and gas wells across the United States. Work involves coordinating with collaborators and field contacts to organize field trip logistics, conducting enclosure-based field measurements including equipment/supply purchase and preparation, performing laboratory analysis on collected samples using gas chromatography and isotopic analysis (some of these measurements may be done in coordination with collaborators), conducting data analysis, supervising interns, and writing papers.

Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field prior to starting this position is required. The ideal candidate will have experience making field measurements, analytical laboratory experience, familiarity with oil and gas production and subsurface fluid flow, and good interpersonal and writing skills.

Initial term of appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, preference will be given to candidates who apply by August 15, 2014, with a start date in fall 2014. Please indicate availability in the cover letter.

Candidates should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu - Requisition #1400446 and submit the following items: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vita and list of publications; 3) description of research experience and interests; 4) contact information for three people who can provide a reference.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.