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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309553

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Coastal Research

Group: Coastal Ocean Modeling

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has an immediate postdoc opening in tidal energy, turbulence and sediment transport modeling. PNNL seeks highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join a well-established coastal ocean modeling team in the Seattle Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA. The selected candidate is expected to apply advanced coastal ocean models, such as FVCOM, Delft3D and ROMS to conduct modeling research related to tidal energy, turbulence and sediment transport.

Specifically, under the supervision of PI or senior scientists, the selected candidate will develop a hydrodynamic model to characterize tidal energy resource, quantify turbulence properties and assess the effects on sediment transport in the Cook Inlet of Alaska to support a tidal energy resource characterization project funded by the Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy.

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 and knowledge with state-of-the-art coastal ocean and wave models, especially unstructured-grid models; 2) strong writing and communication skills with good publication record; 3) strong problem solving skills and ability of working independently; 4) excellent scientific programing skills and knowledge of high performance computing.

Ph.D. in physical oceanography, geoscience, ocean engineering, civil and environmental engineering, atmospheric science 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: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Coastal Research

Opening Date: 2019-07-09

Closing Date: 2019-07-23