Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Global Aerosol Modeling in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308398

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospher Sci's & Global Chg

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to improve understanding and modeling of atmospheric aerosols and their roles in affecting radiation, clouds and environment. The successful candidate will perform analysis of observations and design/execute modeling experiments using global climate models to investigate aerosol-related processes that are important but crudely treated in state-of-the-art climate models. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers with a broad range of interests and expertise for global model development/evaluation and is expected to publish his/her work in peer reviewed journals.

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


Demonstrated familiarity with climate models and analysis of aerosol-climate simulations as well as observations

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams as well as ability to independently pursue original ideas and new directions

Interest in contributing to an active intellectual environment

Demonstrated record of publications in peer reviewed journals


Demonstrated expertise in atmospheric aerosol modeling, analysis and evaluation

Familiarity with high performance computing, atmospheric modeling, and statistical analysis

Coding experience with modal aerosol treatments in E3SM (Energy Exascale Earth System Model) and/or CESM (Community Earth System Model)

Experience with nitrate aerosol modeling

Experience with computer languages usually used for modeling and analysis (Fortran, Python, R, NCL, Matlab, IDL, etc.)

Familiarity with Linux/Unix computational environments

Ability to think critically and develop and test hypotheses using a combination of measurements and models.

Preferred Education/Credential:

A Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climate Science, Physics, or related field is required.

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

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Opening Date: 2019-02-06

Closing Date: 2019-03-19