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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Modeling water cycle variability and change in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309237

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to conduct innovative research in modeling water cycle variability and change.

Weather and climate models are useful tools for understanding and predicting water cycle processes and their variability and future changes. PNNL is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist with expertise and experience in climate modeling at a range of scales. The selected candidate will work with a team of PNNL scientists on designing, executing, and analyzing numerical experiments using models to address science questions related to water cycle variability and change. Of particular interests are science questions related to precipitation and extreme events, such as how they are influenced by the monsoon and MJO, as well as the role of convection on extreme precipitation through its impacts.

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

Experiences in numerical experiments using regional and/or global models and ability to analyze model outputs and observations using modern computational and statistical tools will be considered as key qualifications during the evaluation.

Ph.D. degree in atmospheric dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, climate modeling, or related fields .

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: 2019-04-15

Closing Date: 2019-04-30