Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Postdoc – Regional Climate Modeling in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308631

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospher Sci's & Global Chg

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to conduct innovative research in regional climate modeling associated with several projects focusing on the roles of wildfire aerosols, light-absorbing impurities in snow, human-induced land surface change and land-atmosphere interaction. The successful candidate will be expected to design/execute modeling experiments, to interact directly with a rich network of experts, to effectively communicate research results at conferences and workshops and to publish scientific results 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


  • Demonstrated familiarity with regional climate models (e.g. WRF) and analysis of aerosol-climate simulations and/or land-atmosphere interactions.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Fluency in Fortran computer language

  • Interest in contributing to an active intellectual environment

  • Demonstrated record of publications in peer reviewed journal


  • Familiarity with high performance computing, atmospheric modeling, and statistical analysis

  • Experience with computer languages usually used for modeling and analysis (Python, R, NCL, Matlab, or IDL, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix computational environments

  • Ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams as well as ability to independently pursue original ideas and new directions

A Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climate Science, Physics, or related field is required.

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: 2019-03-08

Closing Date: 2019-04-04