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[Met-jobs] Post-Doctoral Researcher Opportunity at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:53:12 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...


The Cloud Processes Research group at Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory in Livermore, California has an opening for a Postdoctoral
Research Staff Member in the area of cloud feedbacks.

A job description is below and applications can be made through posting
#11940
at https://careers.llnl.gov <https://careers.llnl.gov/> .

Regards,

Steve Klein and Mark Zelinka

##### JOB DESCRIPTION #####

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Staff Member
Job ID: 11940
Jobcode Desc: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)

NOTE: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility
of extension to a maximum of three years. For important information
about LLNL appointments refer to the FAQs above. Eligible candidates are
recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time
of employment offer.

NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB The Cloud Processes Research Group has an
opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member in the area of
investigating cloud feedback processes. The Cloud Processes Research
Group is a leader in the study of cloud processes with activities
including their diagnosis with observations, their parameterization and
evaluation in climate models, and their response to climate change. The
Cloud Processes Research Group is closely connected with the Program for
Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
(<http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov)>, a world leader in the diagnosis of
climate models and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program that
provides exciting and novel ground-based remote sensing observations of
clouds and related processes. The postdoc will join a team of scientists
at LLNL and UCLA that are examining cloud feedback processes. Possible
research activities include quantifying sources of inter-model spread in
individual cloud feedbacks, evaluating models¹ abilities to capture
observed responses of clouds to climate variations, investigating the
links between large-scale dynamics and cloud properties in models and/or
observations, assessing the degree of timescale invariance in individual
cloud feedbacks, or modifying and improving cloud processes in the
Community Atmosphere Model. The selected candidate will report to the
Cloud Processes Research Group Leader.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Pursue original research on the processes governing cloud responses to
global warming utilizing climate model simulation output from the Coupled
Model Intercomparison Project or independent simulations of the Community
Atmosphere Model.
- Publish research results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals
and present technical results at scientific conferences.
- Travel as required to coordinate research with collaborators.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business
practice requirements and policies.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Recent PhD in atmospheric science or closely related field.
- Experience conducting research in atmospheric science or closely related
field.
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: cloud and radiation
processes, climate model diagnosis and/or numerical modeling of climate.
- Experience with large model and observational datasets, modern
programming environments, and visualization techniques.
- Experience collaborating effectively with a team of scientists of
diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated fundamental verbal and written communication skills as
evidenced by published results and presentations.

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Expertise in atmospheric moist thermodynamics and large-scale dynamics.
- Expertise in clouds associated with cumulus convection, marine boundary
layers, and/or extratropical cyclones, and their interaction with
radiation.
- Expertise utilizing satellite and/or ground-based observations such as
those collected by NASA and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: None required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this
position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level: None.





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