[ES_JOBS_NET] Ocean Modeling Postdoc, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Aug 30 09:22:37 MDT 2016

*Ocean Modeling Postdoc *

*Job Description:*Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National 
Laboratory (LANL) is a center for research in a wide range of scientific 
disciplines, including climate science, space exploration, geophysics, 
renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology. The 
Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division is a 
vibrant scientific research and development organization working in 
multiple mission areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory, including its 
climate program.

The Computational Physics Group, CCS-2, seeks a postdoctoral researcher 
to work on a project aimed at *identifying controls on the strength and 
variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).* 
In particular we are interested in quantifying the contribution of 
Agulhas Leakage to the heat and salt budget of the Atlantic through 
numerical simulation. The position is within HiLAT, a DOE-funded project 
to study regional and global impacts of high-latitude climate change.

For candidates interested in spending half-time on research of their 
choice, the possibility exists to pursue a joint appointment with LANL’s 
Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), which includes a dynamic community 
of postdocs focused on complex nonlinear problems.

The ideal candidate would have a background in large-scale computational 
oceanography, and an interest to work in an interdisciplinary team of 
climate scientists. But any strong candidate with an interest in 
physical oceanography, strong computational skills, and a doctorate in a 
relevant field like climate science, atmospheric science, computational 
science, mathematics or physics will be given serious consideration.

*Minimum Job Requirements: *

·Doctorate in physical oceanography, climate science, atmospheric 
science, computational science, mathematics, physics, or similar field.

·Strong computational skills.

·Interest in physical oceanography.

·Ability to effectively communicate technical work in presentations and 
peer-reviewed journals.

*Desired skills:*

·Background in large-scale computational oceanography.

·Interest to work in an interdisciplinary team of climate scientists

*Education:*PhD in relevant field completed within the past five years, 
or soon to be completed.

*Notes to Applicants:* In addition to applying on-line at 
<http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/index.php>(Job # 
IRC51660), interested candidates should send their application package 
(cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 
names and contact information of three references) to Wilbert Weijer 
(wilbert at lanl.gov <mailto:wilbert at lanl.gov>). Review of applications 
will start October 3, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

*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.

Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and 
outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie 
Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines 

For general information to the Postdoc Program go to 

Link to application page:


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