Atmospheric Modeling - Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 01/11/2024
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 Atmospheric Modeling Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in atmospheric modeling for a variety of applications including wind energy, climate impacts on urban infrastructure, flow over urban and complex terrain, and transport and dispersion of hazardous materials. Research projects for these applications require multi-scale atmospheric modeling, spanning from global climate scales to the microscale, and will require development of atmospheric simulation codes for improved functionality and performance. Familiarity with turbulence, surface-layer, or land-surface modeling is desired, as is knowledge of modeling in urban environments and atmospheric physics parameterizations. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, programmers, and project managers to develop and apply new modeling capabilities for wind energy assessments, meteorological forecasts in complex and urban terrain, and assessing the consequences of hazardous atmospheric releases.
This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division, Atmospheric Science Research and Applications Group, and will also involve working with the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC, see https://narac.llnl.gov).
In this role you will
- Conduct creative research in the field of atmospheric modeling.
- Develop, validate, and apply computer models performing dynamically downscaled atmospheric simulations over complex terrain.
- Analyze model and observational datasets relevant to wind energy, climate impacts, and transport and dispersion applications.
- 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.
- PhD in atmospheric science, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering, computational science, or a closely related field.
- Experience with numerical methods and modern model development practices.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, multi-scale or microscale atmospheric modeling, turbulence, surface-layer, or land-surface modeling, regional atmospheric flow, atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, large-eddy simulation, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol science, or field data analysis.
- Familiarity with programming languages including C++, Fortran, Python, and MATLAB.
- Experience conducting research in atmospheric science, engineering, or a closely related field.
- Travel as required to collaborate with researchers or attend meetings and conferences.
- Experience with large model and observational datasets, modern programming environments, and visualization techniques.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience with numerical weather prediction (NWP) models or global circulation models (GCMs).
- Familiarity with MPI/OpenMP or GPU programming for supercomputing.
- Experience with atmospheric boundary layer turbulence, uncertainty quantification, ensembles, statistical analysis, or nuclear/radiological sources and effects.
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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- 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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