Cloud Microphysics-Postdoctoral Researcher
Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 10/04/2023
Job Code: PDS.1 Post-Dr Research Staff 1
Organization: Physical and Life Sciences
Position Type: Post Doctoral
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
We are excited to offer an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in cloud microphysics modeling and observations. You will work on constraining cloud microphysical properties with observations and simulating their response to global climate change using a Global Cloud System Resolving Model. Familiarity with cloud modeling or remote sensing/radar meteorology is desired. The position will require working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, programmers, and project managers to analyze data, apply new modeling capabilities, and validate atmospheric simulations.
This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division, Atmospheric Science Research and Applications Group.
In this role you will
- Conduct creative research in the field of cloud microphysics.
- Develop, validate, and apply algorithms to simulate or observe clouds and hydrometeors.
- Analyze model and observational datasets relevant to climate and weather.
- Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and present technical results at scientific conferences.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
- PhD in atmospheric science, mechanical, aerospace, civil or environmental engineering, computational science, or a closely related field.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: clouds dynamics, aerosol or cloud microphysics, mesoscale modeling, radar meteorology, or computational fluid dynamics.
- Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, Fortran, C++.
- Experience with high performance computing or interest in learning this skill.
- Experience conducting research in atmospheric science, engineering, or a closely related field.
- Able to travel as required to collaborate with researchers or attend meetings and conferences.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience or familiarity with radar or satellite observations.
- Experience or familiarity with microscale, mesoscale, or global modeling.
- Experience or familiarity with uncertainty quantification, ensembles, and statistical analysis.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.
This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years, open to those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.
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- Flexible Benefits Package
- Relocation Assistance
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
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This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.
Pre-Employment Drug Test
External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
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