[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Improving the MPAS-Seaice sea-ice model and sea-ice/ocean coupling

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Apr 21 12:49:29 MDT 2016

*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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