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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate -Coastal Ocean Modeling - Macroalgae Modeling in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310167

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Coastal Sciences

Group: Coastal Ocean Modeling

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Seattle Research Center is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the coastal modeling team in Seattle Office to conduct macroalgae dynamics and trajectory modeling. Funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) MARINER program of U.S. Department of Energy. PNNL has developed a macroalgae growth model for floating macroalgal farm systems. Under the guidance of project PI, the selected candidate is expected to implement and test a free-floating macroalgae (sargassum) trajectory forecast system using advanced oceanographic forecast data (current, wave, nutrients and remote sensing) and the macroalgae growth model in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

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

The selected candidate should demonstrate 1) solid modeling experience with state-of-the-art coastal ocean and wave models, e.g. HYCOM, ROMS, WaveWatchIII; 2) strong problem-solving skills; 3) good scientific writing and communication skills; 4) strong scientific programing skills and knowledge of high performance computing; 5) knowledge of macroalgae dynamics and ocean operational forecast system is preferred.

Ph.D. in oceanography, geoscience, ocean engineering, civil and environmental engineering, atmospheric science or related fields.

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Coastal Research

Opening Date: 2019-11-25

Closing Date: 2019-12-25