Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Atmospheric Convection Modeling in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308096

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Advanced Study & Development


Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to improve understanding and modeling of the role of land-atmosphere-cloud interactions. The successful candidate will perform analysis of observations and design and execute modeling experiments using climate, mesoscale and/or LES models to investigate processes that that influence the initiation of clouds and precipitation. A successful candidate will join a team researchers with a broad range of interests and expertise and is expected to publish his/her work 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 numerical models and analysis of global, mesoscale, and/or LES simulations as well as observations

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

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

Interest in contributing to an active intellectual environment

Demonstrated record of publications in peer reviewed journals


Demonstrated expertise in land-atmosphere-clouds interactions

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

Experience with in situ and/or remote sensing data sets

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

Familiarity with Linux/Unix computational environments

Ability to think critically and develop and test hypotheses using a combination of measurements and models.

A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related subjects 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: 2018-07-13

Closing Date: 2018-07-23