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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Integrated Land and River Modeling in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310486

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Land System Modeling

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to conduct innovative research in modeling integrated land and river processes using the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM).

The candidates will work with a team of scientists across multiple national laboratories to extend the land and river modeling capabilities based on current E3SM coupling framework. The candidates will also work on evaluating the models against observations using tools like International Land Model Benchmarking Project (ILAMB) as well as conducting numerical experiments to address important science questions related to hydrological processes and/or sediment, carbon and nutrient processes in regional or global scales. This position offers exciting opportunities to collaborate with a number of DOE funded research projects that focus on earth system modeling topics such as the Interdisciplinary Research for Arctic Coastal Environments (InteRFACE) project and the Integrated Coastal Modeling (ICoM) project.

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 position is for two years and renewable contingent upon performance. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in earth sciences, civil and environmental engineering, or related fields. Experiences in numerical model developing and ability to analyze model outputs and observations using modern computational and statistical tools will be considered as key qualifications during the evaluation.

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: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Aerosols and Aerosol-Cloud Int

Opening Date: 2020-02-13

Closing Date: 2020-03-29