Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PhD Intern - Integrated Watershed Modeling in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306759

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Advanced Study & Development

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Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a Ph.D. intern for research related to integrated watershed modeling, focusing on understanding and quantifying effects of land use change and water management practices (e.g, irrigation and reservoir operations) in the historical period and under projected climatic and social-economic changes. The selected candidate is expected to participate in a study on applying a public domain watershed model, to improve the scientific understanding of how to adapt water management practices to cope with projected socio-economic and climate changes. This position is for six months (or a semester).

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

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Preferred Qualifications

Computer programming is required, with a preference for skills in matlab, R, C, Fortran, and shell scripting languages. Familiarity with the Variable Infiltration Capacity model is strongly preferred, but other watershed models (e.g., SWAT) might be sufficient. Familiarity with climate model output, NetCDF and HDF data formats are an asset. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

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Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Opening Date: 2017-08-09

Closing Date: 2017-08-19