[ES_JOBS_NET] Atmospheric Science Postdoctoral Scholar, land-atmosphere interactions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 06:23:09 MDT 2018



Atmospheric Science Postdoctoral Scholar

The  <https://eesa.lbl.gov/our-divisions/climate-ecosystem-sciences/>
Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) seeks an Atmospheric Science Postdoctoral Scholar
to research land-atmosphere interactions across multiple scales. This
position is part of an interdisciplinary project to advance fundamental
understanding and modeling of soil moisture-vegetation-precipitation
feedbacks affecting the statistics of drought and heavy precipitation
extremes. Research topics include the role of soil moisture, surface heat
fluxes, and cold-pools in convective initiation, land-surface and
boundary-layer influences on the timing and intensity of deep convection on
diurnal to multiday timescales, and regimes or preferred modes of multiscale
land-atmosphere interactions. The successful candidate will join a highly
collaborative and effective team solving fundamental problems in climate and
atmospheric science.

To be considered, please attach to your online application in PDF form: 

.        CV

.        One-two page application letter describing research interests and
relevant experience

.        Contact information for three references

.        One-two publications, via Berkeley Lab's jobs portal

What You Will Do:

.        Design, conduct, and publish research on clouds and related
land-atmosphere interactions.

.        Analyze and interpret complex atmospheric model experiments and
observational datasets, in terms of atmospheric physics and dynamics.

.        Combine observations from DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
program (ARM) facilities and AmerFlux, and cloud-resolving model
experiments, to advance DOE's Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM).

.        Publish peer-reviewed journal articles, and communicate findings to

.        Contribute to reports and communications with program managers that
fund this work.

What Is Required:

.        PhD(earned within 2 years) in Atmospheric Science, or related
field, with equivalent research experience.

.        Expertise in atmospheric modeling, and working knowledge of remote
sensing, or vice versa.

.        Strong background and interest in atmospheric physics and dynamics.

.        Established record of publication and presentation.

.        Ability to work independently in a collaborative environment.

.        Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

.        Data assimilation or observation/remote-sensing simulators.

.        Familiarity with terrestrial ecosystem science or land-atmosphere
interactions research.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled. 


.        This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the
possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing
availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than
4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions
depends on years of experience post-degree.              

.        Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

.        This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining

.        Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

.        This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions
will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the
responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction
history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered
for employment.

.        Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National
Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Berkeley Lab ( <http://www.lbl.gov/> LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent
scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human
health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the
universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been
recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages
Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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