[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Scientist – Modeling the zonally asymmetric circulation response to global warming, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Nov 2 11:25:12 MST 2015

*Postdoctoral Scientist – Modeling the zonally asymmetric circulation 
response to global warming*

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a 
postdoctoral scientist to conduct innovative research in climate 
dynamics regarding the monsoonal and stationary circulation response to 
global warming.

Despite recent progress in understanding the zonal mean circulation and 
hydrological cycle response to global warming, our confidence in 
regional climate projections from state-of-the-art climate models 
remains poor. The selected candidate will work with a team of PNNL 
scientists on theories, diagnostic frameworks, and hierarchical modeling 
studies to advance understanding of the monsoon circulation response to 
climate change to build confidence in the projections of hydrological 
changes at regional scales. In particular, the candidate will implement 
an idealized, hierarchical modeling framework with simplified physics 
and/or simple representation of land-sea configuration and topography to 
understand the three-dimensional aspects of the tropical circulation, 
especially those associated with monsoon. Hypothesis-driven analysis of 
the CMIP5 and CMIP6 data archive will also be performed as part of the 

The position is for two years and renewable contingent upon performance. 
The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric 
dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, climate modeling, or related 
fields. Experiences in idealized mechanistic modeling and diagnostics 
for theoretical understanding will be considered favorably during the 
evaluation. Applications should include:

·Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests.

·Curriculum vitae with a list of publications in refereed journals.

·Names and addresses of three references.

Interested candidates may send further inquiries to Ruby Leung 
(Ruby.Leung at pnnl.gov <mailto:Ruby.Leung at pnnl.gov>) or Jian Lu 
(Jian.Lu at pnnl.gov <mailto:Jian.Lu at pnnl.gov>).

To apply, please visit 
or visit http://jobs.pnnl.gov and search for job ID 304743.

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