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Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Earth System Modeler / NB50523153
End Posting Date
The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.esd.ornl.gov">http://www.esd.ornl.gov</a>,
and the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI),
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://climatechangescience.ornl.gov/">http://climatechangescience.ornl.gov/</a>, at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL), <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.ornl.gov">http://www.ornl.gov</a>, has one postdoctoral
position available immediately. We seek a team-oriented candidate
that is able to help design, execute and test a
cutting-edge Earth System Model. Candidates are being recruited to
support projects to improve the representation of
nutrient cycling and microbial activities in Earth System Models.
The postdoctoral fellow will interact closely with a team of genomic
scientists, soil scientists and earth system modelers and
conduct research into modeling how genomics of soil microbes can be
utilized to help predict greenhouse gas releases from
soils and their influence on future climate. The candidate’s primary
responsibilities will include developing and testing new
algorithms for key biogeochemical processes in Earth System Models,
participation in scientific conferences, and timely
publication of modeling results.
Ph.D. required in Computational Modeling, Environmental Science,
Soil Biogeochemistry, or related field.
A strong publication record, effective writing and presentation
skills, and experience with biogeochemical components of
earth system models are required. Expertise in bioinformatics or
nutrient cycling is desired but not required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to
communicate ideas clearly and effectively with people are
Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than
five years prior to the date of application and must
complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 12 months and
up to 24 months, contingent on successful performance
and continued funding.
Candidates may contact Dr. Melanie Mayes at <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or Dr.
Xiaojuan Yang at <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> with questions.
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which
it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or
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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email
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tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10
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reinvestigations may be required.
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evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants,
including individuals with disabilities and protected
veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify