Global Climate Postdoctoral Scholar - 84252
Organization: CE-Climate & Ecosystems
Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division has an opening for a Global Climate Postdoctoral Scholar. This role will work with Prof. Da Yang on the dynamics of tropical convection
and atmospheric circulation, e.g., convective self-aggregation, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The research will include the use of observations and a hierarchy of numerical models, such as super-parameterized
GCMs, conventional GCMs, cloud-resolving models (CRMs), and simplified theoretical models. You will work to advance our current understanding of tropical atmospheric dynamics by testing the existing theories and/or developing new hypotheses.
What You Will Do:
• Design and perform GCM and CRM simulations for tropical convection and atmospheric circulation.
• Analyze observations and model outputs to test existing theories of and to develop new hypotheses for convection and its interaction with large-scale circulations.
• Modify existing convection parameterizations in GCMs to improve simulations of the tropical atmosphere.
• Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Produce and deliver oral and written presentations of scientific results.
• Work collaboratively in a large multidisciplinary research team.
• Successfully contribute to an active intellectual environment.
What Is Required:
• Recent PhD in atmospheric science, fluid dynamics, or a closely related field.
• Demonstrated ability to tackle important questions with the scientific method and to publish those results.
• Demonstrated proficiency with one or more programming languages (especially Fortran).
• Demonstrated proficiency with one or more data analysis softwares (e.g., Matlab and Python).
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills for presentation of research.
• Ability to work effectively in a large and integrated team.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with climate model simulations and development.
• Experience with cloud-resolving simulations.
Complete applications include a cover letter, CV, brief (1 page) statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three referees; references will be requested at a
later stage in the process.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 31, 2017.
• This is a full time, 2 year and 9 month, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing
operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having
a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
• Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
How To Apply
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