[Grad-postdoc-assn] Postdoc position at LANL

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Wed Aug 31 10:38:14 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).
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 Fellowships.

For general information to the Postdoc Program go to

Link to application page:



  Wilbert Weijer

  CCS-2, MS B214                                    (505) 500 6813 (mobile)

  Los Alamos National Laboratory      (505) 667 7469 (office)

  Los Alamos, NM 87545                       (505) 667 5921 (fax)

  wilbert at lanl.gov


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