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

Group: Hydrology


Job Description

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.


Minimum Qualifications

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.


Preferred Qualifications

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

Group: Hydrology

Opening Date: 2017-02-16

Closing Date: 2017-03-18