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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Research in Climate Modeling, LLNL

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Wed, 23 Jan 2019 20:25:21 +0000



Job Title: Postdoc Research in Climate Modeling
Organization Name: CCS-2/Computational Physics and Methods, LANL, NM, USA
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research
institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national
security. The climate modeling effort at LANL, in part, develops and
uses advanced multi-scale models for the study of Earth system
processes. This two year position is available immediately.

The postdoc researcher will work in a Department of Energy (DOE) program
that supports fundamental, interdisciplinary research to achieve
predictive understanding of climate. Exploiting the capabilities of
DOE’s High Performance Computing (HPC) systems in order to
accelerate advances in climate science is a priority.

Sophisticated, architecture-aware, variable-resolution dynamical cores
developed under this project permit direct numerical studies of
phenomena that are poorly resolved in the current generation of climate
models. For example, in the atmosphere, such processes include effects
due to steep topography, convection and cloud processes, gravity waves,
frontogenesis, and others, and in the ocean they include interaction of
submesoscale eddies and internal waves with larger scale circulation and
topography. While applicants can propose their own research ideas,
general research themes include investigating and characterising
linkages between such processes and larger scale dynamics and biases,
and developing alternative approaches to parameterizing the effects of
unresolved dynamics and physics in climate-relevant flows, by leveraging
recent developments in statistical and machine learning and model
reduction techniques.

What You Need
The successful candidate will
have advanced knowledge of geophysical fluid dynamics or atmospheric
dynamics or climate dynamics,
have an understanding of statistical and machine learning techniques
have demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by publications in
refereed journals.
be proficient in High Performance Computing

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years or
soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: Your application must include a detailed cover
letter that explains how you meet the required skills and describes your
qualifications and research interests. In addition to including this
cover letter in your online application (IRC 70601 at jobs.lanl.gov),
please send this cover letter along with your Curriculum Vitae to
balu@lanl.gov. Also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent
directly to the same email address.

Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is
a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on
behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by
ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile,
developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass
destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment,
infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details:
Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates
will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding
candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P.
Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants
to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse
policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity:
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and
supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are
based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color,
national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation,
physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as
a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the
limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is also
committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with
disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request,
for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To
request such an accommodation, please send an email to
applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.


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