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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Research Scientist - Coupled Hydrology in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310087

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Earth System Analysis & Modeling

Job Description

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a senior research scientist with experience in the development and application of hydrology models. In particular, expertise coupling physics-based hydrology, land surface, or atmospheric models and/or improving the representations of human activities in Earth system models is of interest. The successful candidate will join a growing team of PNNL scientists and contribute to new and existing projects targeted at improving our understanding of the coupled human-earth system. In addition, there may be an opportunity to serve in a team lead/line management role.

When applying please include the following in a single document:

  • Cover letter describing your research experience and interests;

  • Curriculum vitae with list of publications in refereed journals;

  • Names and addresses of three references.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS with 7+ years’ experience, MS with 5+ years’ experience or PhD with 3+ years’ experience;

  • Experience with WRF-Hydro, SWAT, VIC, CLM, DHSVM or other modeling systems and high-performance computing environments;

  • Experience in analysis of sub-surface, surface, and/or atmospheric data in the context of model improvement and validation;

  • Strong publication record and demonstrated ability to lead publications to completion in refereed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD with 10 years’ experience;

  • Successful history of leading research teams and leading development of funded proposals.

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: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Earth Systems Analysis & Model

Opening Date: 2019-11-06

Closing Date: 2020-01-24