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[Met-jobs] Post-Doc at PNNL: Algorithm Development & Analysis for Multi-Resolution Climate Models

From "Gustafson, William I" <>
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Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:30:35 -0800


Job Title: Post Doc ­ Algorithm Development & Analysis for
           Multi-Resolution Climate Models
Job ID:    301465
Location:  PNNL - Richland, WA
Group/Directorate: Atmospheric Chemistry & Meteorology / Fundamental &
                   Computational Sciences

Job Description
PNNL has an immediate opening and seeks a post-doctoral researcher to
develop expertise with the new generation of multi-resolution climate
models and to apply them to a variety of problems. Example models include
MPAS and the HOMME cores in CESM and stand-alone versions. The candidate
will work as part of a team tasked with improving the atmospheric physics
parameterizations so they operate well within multi-resolution grids. In
addition to prior atmospheric modeling experience, a specialization in a
particular parameterization type, e.g., clouds or the boundary layer, is
highly desirable. The PNNL group interacts with other leading climate
science activities nationally and internationally and this position can
lead to high visibility and leadership in the research community.

The successful candidate will:
* Conduct technical research on reducing scale dependence of climate model
  parameterizations and document issues arising from their scale dependent
* Develop expertise and serve as a point-of-contact for the research team
  for issues relating to running the multi-resolution model
* Publish research and present results in highly visible, peer-reviewed
  venues (journals and conferences)
* Collaborate productively with internal and external scientists

* Familiarity with the WRF and/or CESM models, or equivalent
* Strong understanding of current cloud parameterization techniques
* Demonstrated ability to analyze observations and use them to evaluate
  and understand model results
* Fluent in Fortran, and familiar with an interpreted computer language
  (Perl, Python, IDL, etc.)
* Peer-reviewed publication record in a relevant area
* Ability to work independently and to efficiently deliver results
* Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years from an
accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in
the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action /
Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  All
employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.  All
staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to
demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Apply at <> or
<> for job id 301465.


William I. Gustafson Jr., Ph.D.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. 999, MSIN K9-30
Richland, WA  99352
Tel: 509-372-6110

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