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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:22:35 +0000

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Computational / Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 76060
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

This postdoctoral fellow position is for a recent PhD graduate who is
interested in developing reduced order models for earth system models.
The successful candidate will work on a project titled “Multiscale
reduced order models for integrated earth system models” funded by the
Department of Energy. He/She will combine multiple reduced order
modeling techniques from different disciplines and apply these
techniques to subsurface flow models and, subsequently, to other
submodels within the Community Land Model (CLM) and Community Earth
System Model (CESM). He/She will also develop methods to accurately
quantify the modeling errors and uncertainties of these reduced order
models, and study their impacts on uncertainty quantification.

The ideal candidate must have excellent knowledge in one or more of the
following areas: statistical techniques, model order reduction
techniques, Gaussian process regression and numerical land-surface
models. He/She should be familiar with Fortran or C++, and have
demonstrated ability to develop complex scientific codes. He/She must be
able to work independently with minimal supervision, and proactively
propose and test new ideas that are relevant to the project. Good oral
and written communication skills are expected.

•Develop new reduced order models for subsurface and land-surface
•Quantify errors and uncertainties in the reduced order models.
•Develop a hierarchy of reduced order models and study the
propagation of modeling errors and uncertainties.
•Work with climate scientists to incorporate the models into CLM
and CESM.
•Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

•Doctoral degree in applied mathematics, earth sciences,
engineering or other relevant disciplines.
•Strong mathematical foundation in model order reduction techniques
and statistical modeling techniques such as Gaussian process regression.
•Ability to work with domain scientists to identify modeling
requirements and express these requirements mathematically.
•Programming experience in Fortran or C++.
•Familiar with subsurface modeling, CLM, and CESM.
•Has prior experience in the development of large-scale subsurface
flow simulators similar to pFLOTRAN, Amanzi or TOUGH.
•Motivated to work independently and contribute proactively to the
•Capable of giving clear oral and written presentation of results.

NOTES: This is a 1-year term appointment with the possibility of
renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance,
continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. This
position requires completion of a background check. Salary for
post-doctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at <> and follow the
on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a
diverse workforce.

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