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[Met-jobs] Geological Research Scientist (Climate Sciences) - 79929, LBNL

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Sat, 9 Aug 2014 08:35:15 +0000

Career Track Geological Research Scientist (Climate Sciences) - 79929
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

The Climate Sciences Department in the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence 
Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an exciting opportunity for a Research 
Scientist focused on climate change impacts on tropical forests.  An important 
aspect of this work is evaluation and benchmarking of land surface model 
components in Earth systems models (ESMs).  The position will focus on data 
analysis and interpretation and developing prototype field investigations to 
support model development and uncertainty analysis.   We seek talented 
applicants with strong skills in (1) sensitivity analysis and uncertainty 
quantification; (2) the analysis and interpretation of large complex datasets 
(e.g., CMIP5, remote sensing); (3) the development of field studies to 
investigate model uncertainties; and (4) the application of models to address 
complex questions at the interface of land-atmosphere interactions, ecosystem 
processes, and plant demography.  The successful applicant will join a large 
dynamic interdisciplinary department that is making climate and carbon cycle 
observations and developing and applying ecosystem, atmospheric process, and 
climate models. LBNL is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many 
facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.  The position is 
open immediately.

• Uncertainty and sensitivity quantification
• Use of existing experimental and observational datasets to evaluate model 
structures and parameterizations
• Analysis and interpretation of large complex datasets
• Develop prototype field studies to address model uncertainties
• Work in a multidisciplinary team environment
• Author peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to grant proposals

• Ph.D. in (Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics) or equivalent years of 
experience working in the discipline
• Postdoctoral or Research Scientist experience in analysis and interpretation 
of complex datasets
• Postdoctoral or Research Scientist experience in developing field studies to 
address model uncertainties
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Established record of peer reviewed articles
• Computational /programming skills

• Research activities focused on tropical forests
• Specific research experience in ecosystem demography, dynamic vegetation, 
plant water relations, ecophysiology, gap dynamics, and related processes

NOTES: This is a 1-year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a 
maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon 
satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing 
operational needs.

This position requires completion of a background check.

How to Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the 
online instructions to complete the application process.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran 

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