[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Improving the MPAS-Seaice sea-ice model and sea-ice/ocean coupling
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*Postdoctoral Research Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory**
**Improving the MPAS-Seaice sea-ice model and sea-ice/ocean coupling in
the ACME Global Climate Model*
*Overview:* Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary
research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of
national security. The postdoc position is within the Climate, Ocean and
Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) project which develops advanced ocean and ice
models for the study of climate and climate change, and the T3 (Fluid
Dynamics and Solid Mechanics) group, a part of the Theoretical Division.
*Detailed Description:* The COSIM group seeks a postdoc to improve the
MPAS-Seaice sea-ice model and the sea-ice/ocean coupling of the
Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) global climate model.
Possible projects include: improving the physical fidelity of sea ice to
ocean coupling fluxes related to brine drainage and study its affect on
ocean properties (with focus on deep water formation in the Southern
Ocean); investigating the effect of embedding sea-ice draft in a
variable sea-surface height ocean model and improving the sea-ice/ocean
stress calculation to include depth effects. Projects will likely
include both model development in MPAS-Seaice and performing and
analyzing simulations with a fully coupled global climate model.
*Keywords:* climate, climate modeling, sea-ice modeling, ocean modeling,
global climate models.
*Minimum Job Requirements:* Experience and knowledge of computational
climate modeling, preferably both the construction of models and their
application in a fully coupled context. Software skills including
expertise in high-performance computing languages (e.g. Fortran, C, C++)
and knowledge of a scripting framework (e.g. Python). Requirements also
include demonstrated ability to work in a team setting.
*Desired Skills: * The successful candidate will have demonstrated the
following: scientific excellence as evidenced by submission and
publication of authored publications in refereed journals, the ability
to create or improve numerical models, and the ability to analyze and
interpret climate simulation data.
*Education:* A Ph.D. in sea-ice physics, physical oceanography,
atmospheric sciences, climate modeling, physics, applied mathematics, or
closely related field.
*Note to Applicant:* Send a curriculum vitae, digitized copies of
transcripts, names of three references, and a cover letter detailing
qualifications and research interests to Adrian Turner at akt at lanl.gov
<mailto:akt at lanl.gov>. Please include “ACME Sea-ice Postdoc” in the
email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received with the
intent of filling the position before August, 2016. Start date can be no
later than the end of 2016.
*Pre-Employment Drug Test:* The Laboratory requires successful
applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a
substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding
candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P.
Feynman, or J. Robert Oppenheimer.
For general information related to the Postdoc Program go to
*Equal Opportunity:* Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal
opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. We
welcome and encourage applications from the broadest possible range of
qualified candidates. The Laboratory is also committed to making our
workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide
reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate
in the application and hiring process. To request such an
accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp at lanl.gov
<mailto:applyhelp at lanl.gov> or call 1-505-665-5627 <tel:1-505-665-5627>.
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