[ES_JOBS_NET] Es_jobs_net Job Posting: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (ACME Postdoctoral Fellow)

Jennifer Reddell jennifer at adclub.com
Wed Jan 21 10:09:07 MST 2015


ACME Postdoctoral Fellow - 80465
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences
This postdoctoral researcher position is for an individual with expertise in radiative processes in the Earth’s climate and the implications of these processes for global environmental change. We seek a highly motivated individual with expertise and interests in a broad array of atmospheric radiation science and remote sensing to join Department of Energy’s new Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) project. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team developing ACME uniting climate and computational scientists across eight national laboratories and their academic partners.  The postdoc will also join the Climate Sciences Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and will work directly with the ACME Chief Scientist and Department Head.  The Department is active in advancing many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.

The successful candidate will focus on representing the fundamental radiative forcings and feedbacks of the climate system in ACME and on projecting the implications of these processes for future climate change. The goals of this position are to understand the significance of these processes in one or more of the three primary scientific foci of ACME, which concern the evolution of the hydrological and carbon cycles and the risk of rapid sea-level rise from Antarctica. The position entails using a combination of empirical, theoretical, and computational radiative transfer in order to attain these goals.  The work will synthesize observations with sophisticated radiative transfer modeling and with ACME, the newest comprehensive Earth System Model (ESM).

Specific Responsibilities:
• Analyze the radiative effects of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and clouds on the ACME model system.
• Understand the implications of these radiative effects using projections of the near future from ACME.
• Interpret these effects using radiative transfer models ranging from parameterized to line-by-line codes.
• Develop diagnostic frameworks for interactions among radiative forcings, responses, and feedbacks.
• Apply these frameworks to project changes in the hydrological cycle, carbon cycle, and / or sea-level rise.
• Advance the evaluation of ACME using the latest generations of radiometric and remote sensing data.
• Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Produce and deliver oral and written presentations of scientific results.
• Work effective in a large and integrated team.
• Contribute to an active intellectual environment.

Essential Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, applied mathematics, or a closely related field.
• Working knowledge of the radiative processes in the Earth’s climate system.
• Require an applicant with a wide range of skills in:
• Application of a wide array of remote sensing products and satellite emulators to evaluate ESMs
• Intensive use of state-of-the-science ESMs to hindcast and forecast climate
• Investigation of the connections between atmospheric radiation and climate dynamics
• Oral and written presentation of results
• Ability to work in an integrated team environment.
• Experience in the development or use of coupled climate models.
• Experience in analysis of the climate system using simulations, observations, and advanced analytical techniques.
• Strong written and oral communications skills.
• Strong mathematical skills.
• Demonstrated ability to initiate and conduct innovative and creative research.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams.

Notes: Berkeley Lab understands the postdoctoral experience in a research environment is unique. We are committed to the growth and development of early career researchers in pursuit of becoming next generation scientists and engineers.

This is a 1-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.  Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

This position requires completion of a background check.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. 

Berkeley Lab addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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