Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Plant Growth Modeling in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 306299
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Earth Systems Science
We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate with knowledge and experience in plant biology and the mechanistic computational modelling of whole-plant physiology and ecophysiology. The successful candidate will join a well-established modeling team, develop models of specific plant and plant-related processes, validate the developed models, and test the predictions generated by the models with intensive collaboration with experimental groups. The candidate may focus on processes including plant growth and basic functionality, coupled plant hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics, nutrient and carbon interactions, and plant and microbe interactions.
Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in understanding and executing of plant physiology and ecophysiology models. Strong programming skills with C, C++, or FORTRAN and experience dealing with numerical representations of integrated processes are required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated one or more of the following: 1) sufficient understanding of plant processes, 2) skill at navigating through and modifying code developed by others, 3) ability to develop interoperable interfaces to link existing modules, and 4) experience with frameworks/framework models.
A PhD in plant biology or similar discipline is preferred.
3.5 GPA or higher is preferred
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.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Opening Date: 2017-02-16
Closing Date: 2017-03-18