Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Monsoon and Future Changes in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308608

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 climate dynamics regarding the monsoonal and stationary circulation response to global warming.

Despite the progress in understanding the zonal mean circulation and hydrological cycle response to global warming, our confidence in projecting regional climate change is still limited. Recent findings on the change of seasonal cycle of tropical precipitation and tropospheric temperature also challenge our understanding of the physical principles that underpin the seasonal cycle. The selected candidate will work with a team of PNNL scientists on theories, diagnostic frameworks, and hierarchical modeling to advance understanding of the monsoon circulation and its response to future perturbations and to build confidence in the projections of hydrological changes at regional scales.

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 models of different complexities and diagnostics and analysis frameworks.

A 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: 2018-12-11

Closing Date: 2019-01-30