Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters RA - Remote Sensing Data Analysis in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307964

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospher Sci's & Global Chg

Group: Advanced Study & Development


Job Description

This position is for a post-masters researcher to work within the radar engineering and operations team at PNNL developing machine learning methods for determining data quality from a suite of research radars. The applicant will work to design and implement machine learning methods to process large archives of historical weather data to determine a data quality metric for the instrumentation. These algorithms will be used to guide users of the facility and will have a real impact on a major DOE user facility.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.


Preferred Qualifications

¿ Required qualification

Experience with programming in a scientific setting using Python or Matlab or C/C++.

Familiarity with data processing and analysis techniques in applied sciences such as engineering, physics, and meteorology.

Knowledge of software development process.

Programming in Linux environment.

Experience with Machine Learning or Data Science

¿ Desired Qualifications

Experience with Python or Matlab

Experience with unsupervised machine learning

Experience with weather radar data

Experience with HPC programming


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: 2018-06-12

Closing Date: 2018-07-12