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Post Doctoral Fellow
West Virginia University

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2020
Title Post Doctoral Fellow
University West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, United States
Department Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemical/Petroleum

The Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications and nominations for a position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in the area of Reservoir Engineering and Modeling.

This will be a 9-month, full-time salaried position with an annual (yearly) salary of $52,500. The starting date for the position will be September 1, 2020 to September 1, 2021 (with potential for renewal based on research funding). The review of applications will start on August 1, 2020. The position will remain open and applications will continue to be reviewed until the appointment is made.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R 1 University). The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The PNGE Department has seven tenure-track faculty members, four Adjunct Professors, 202 undergraduate students, 22 MS students, and 10 Ph.D. students.

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For further information, please email Prof. Shahab Mohaghegh at


Eligible candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in Petroleum Engineering or a closely related fields at the time of appointment. A strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and computer coding using Python is required. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: assisting the Pl in conducting literature surveys in specialized fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, developing analytical algorithms and models for Top-Down Modeling for CO2-EOR project, developing the project in all phases, including project planning, project task development, reports and communicating research results in peer reviewed journals, attending seminars.

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

  • West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Shahab Mohaghegh
    Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
    West Virginia University
    PO Box 6070
    Morgantown, WV 26506


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