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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Large Eddy Simulation Modeling of Boundary Layer Transport in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312386

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Earth System Measurements & Data

Job Description

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to improve understanding of interactions between turbulence, clouds, and aerosol in the marine environment using high-resolution large eddy simulations. The successful candidate will implement new modeling approaches and conduct modeling experiments and analyses using a novel, advanced large eddy simulation model. Proficiency in high-performance computing and strong programming skills, as well as expertise in modeling and analysis relevant to turbulence, clouds, and/or aerosol are desired. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team to advance knowledge of how aerosol populations mix and evolve in the marine boundary layer.

Qualifications, Skills, and/or Training Necessary for Position:

  • Strong familiarity with high-performance computing and atmospheric and/or turbulence modeling

  • Experience with programming for scientific computing (Python [preferred], Fortran, C++, etc.)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to publish 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

A Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Engineering, Physics, or a related field

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Earth System Measuremts & Data

Opening Date: 2021-07-19

Closing Date: 2021-08-17