[ES_JOBS_NET] ecosystem disturbance and hydrology modeling postdoc
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Feb 27 18:27:31 MST 2016
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:46:59 -0500
From: =?windows-1252?Q?Nate_McDowell?= <mcdowell at LANL.GOV>
Subject: ecosystem disturbance and hydrology modeling postdoc
Ecosystems and Hydrology Postdoc
Summary: The Computational Earth Science Group in the Earth and
Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory h=
an immediate opening for a creative and resourceful postdoc candidate wit=
substantial knowledge of regional surface hydrology, particularly in
conjunction with climate change impacts, extreme events, and climate-dri=
disturbances (such as vegetation stress/mortality, wildfire, and
infestation). The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary tea=
conducting research in Critical Watersheds--watersheds that are vulnerabl=
to climate change while serving a critical function for society. Successf=
applicants will have hydrologic modeling and analytical science expertise=
one (or more) of three core areas of the project:
(1) Modeling hydrological systems with the goal of understanding the
interaction and feedbacks between climate and key physical processes driv=
hydrologic/ecohydrologic systems at the regional scale.
(2) Impact of climate change on terrestrial hydro-ecology, including
drought-induced forest mortality and other disruptive events that influen=
(3) Statistical approaches to analyzing extreme events with a focus on=
climate and hydrological extremes such as drought and intense precipitati=
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong theoretical understanding of surface hydrology and climate change
impacts on hydrological systems.
In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of at least one regional
hydrology model (e.g., VIC, SWAT, SUMMA).
Knowledge of climate model databases (e.g. CMIP5, CESM1 Large Ensemble) a=
how to apply climate model projections in hydrological models (i.e.,
Knowledge of climate observations, including temperature, rain and snow d=
collections, in point and gridded forms, from across the CONUS region.
Ability to run numerical simulations and models to predict vegetation
dynamics and/or remote sensing techniques to quantify and interpret
Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications.
Excellent communication, writing and oral presentation skills.
Programming skills to handle large data (e.g., Python, JULIA, C/C++/C#, R=
Understanding and ability to work in high-performance computing (HPC)
Statistical approaches for analyzing extreme climate (e.g., drought) and
hydrologic (e.g., flood) events.
Spatial data analysis, such as geostatistics and GIS.
Education and background: Candidates must have received a hydrology-relat=
Ph.D. within the last five years or will have completed all Ph.D.
requirements by commencement of appointment. Preferred candidates will ha=
effective written and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to
publish peer-reviewed papers, and the ability to work in a diverse and
dynamic team. Work will entail desktop and/or high performance computing,=
data synthesis, and model development and application. We anticipate the
candidate to start in or before summer 2016.
Notes to Applicants:=20
For more information please contact Richard Middleton at rsm at lanl.gov. I=
addition to applying on-line, please send a r=E9sum=E9 and a short statem=
(not to exceed one page) including a short biography (2-3 lines), researc=
interests, and future career goals to Richard Middleton by March 25th, 20=
Position does not require a security clearance.=20=20
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 Fellowships.
For general information about LANL=92s postdoctoral program please refer =
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