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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ARM Radar Data Mentor in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310985

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Earth Systems Measurement & Data Sciences

Job Description

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks an early career scientist to serve as the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) radar data mentor. The ARM user facility is a multi-laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy scientific user facility that contributes to national and international climate research efforts. The responsibilities of the radar data mentor position include:

  • Oversee the processing of radar data to a well-characterized state using a consistent methodology across the ARM radar network to reduce uncertainty in radar reflectivity and other parameters,

  • Develop, maintain, and document the process for data processing

  • Analyze radar data for the purpose of assessing the most appropriate application of processing procedures and identifying anomalous radar behavior

  • Develop procedures to automate anomaly detection and work with the ARM data quality office to develop quality assessment procedures for implementation by data quality office staff

You will be expected to work as part of a team that includes the Instrument Operations manager, radar hardware mentor, the data quality office, and data product developers. It is expected that the radar data mentor will be supported by one or more data analysts. Travel is expected to several ARM-related meetings each year (<10% of the time).

When applying please include the following in a single document:

  • Cover letter describing your research experience and interests;

  • Curriculum vitae with list of publications in refereed journals;

  • Names and addresses of three references.

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Level 2: Leads specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies. Contributes technical content to proposals and develops business through excellent project performance.

Level 3 : Manages small to moderate projects and/or major project tasks. Integrates intellectual and technical capabilities of work teams. Enhances technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training. Generates ideas for new proposals and participates in business development activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS plus 2+ years’ experience, or advanced degree;

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience, MS/MA with 3 years of experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience;

  • PhD in atmospheric science, meteorology, or related field with relevant work experience;

  • Familiar with weather radar

  • Strong data analysis skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;

  • Ability to publish work in peer-reviewed journals;

  • Strong team player with the willingness and ability to work independently.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Earth System Measuremts & Data

Opening Date: 2020-07-08

Closing Date: 2020-09-06