Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Integrated Terrestrial Surface/Subsurface modeling in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307961

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospher Sci's & Global Chg

Group: Advanced Study & Development

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Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral researcher for research related to observing and/or modeling of coupled terrestrial surface and subsurface hydrological and biogeochemical processes. As part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in land surface modeling, watershed hydrology, hydrogeology, and subsurface biogeochemistry, the selected candidate is expected to participate in the development of an integrated land surface/subsurface model and apply it to understand effects of variations in the hydrologic cycle and climate change on coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical processes in the groundwater-surface water interaction zone, their impacts on local to regional scale land-atmosphere interactions, and in turn climate.

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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.

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Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Engineering (Civil, Geological, or Environmental), Hydrology, Geoscience, Atmospheric Sciences, or related fields is required. Candidates with experience in (1) watershed modeling and/or land surface modeling; (2) model verification/validation, calibration, and data assimilation; (3) conceptualization, design, and application of subsurface flow and transport models; (4) characterizing hyporheic zone and subsurface properties by collecting and analyzing field and lab measurements; (5) fluency in one or more programming languages and/or Geographic Information Systems and data analyses skills using R or Python; and (6) fluency with LINUX operating system and parallel programming paradigms on high-performance computers are strongly preferred. Because visible scientific accomplishments are key to the success of our project team, the candidate must have demonstrated excellent communication skills as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals and presentations at professional conferences. Proactive and timely publication is an essential requirement. Cover letter describing applicants’ research experience and interests, and curriculum viate with a list of publications in referenced journals desired.

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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 jobs.pnnl.gov.

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Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Opening Date: 2018-06-11

Closing Date: 2018-08-10