[Grad-postdoc-assn] PostDoc in Ocean Ice-sheet Interactions at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Tue Oct 25 09:41:21 MDT 2016

*Postdoctoral Research Position at LANL*
*Antarctic Ocean-ice sheet interactions*

*Job description: *Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a research
institution engaged in a wide range of scientific activities, including
climate science, space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy,
supercomputing, medicine, and nuclear physics. The Climate, Ocean, Sea-ice
and Ice-sheet Modeling (COSIM) group consists of a vibrant group of
scientists working on the development of advanced ocean and ice models, and
on the performance and scientific analysis of a number of fully-coupled
global Earth System simulations. COSIM members collaborate closely with the
LANL’s Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), which includes a dynamic
community of postdocs focused on complex nonlinear problems.

The COSIM group seeks a postdoctoral researcher to study uncertainties in
future sea level rise (SLR) due to the impact of changing oceanographic and
atmospheric conditions on the Antarctic ice sheet evolution. This position
will be funded partly by CNLS. The primary tools used in this project will
be the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for modeling the Southern
Ocean with sub-ice-shelf cavities, and the Community Ice Sheet Model (CISM)
for modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Different oceanographic conditions
will be created by running ROMS with multi-model (CMIP5) derived ocean
fields at the open boundaries, and with different atmospheric forcing. The
ocean model results in terms of temperature, salinity and/or ice-sheet
basal melt rates will then be used to force CISM and derive possible
scenarios of SLR. The candidate will work with LANL staff members to
develop an ensemble simulation approach to quantify uncertainties in future
Antarctic SLR.

The ideal candidate will have a background in physical oceanography, an
interest in ocean-ice interaction processes and uncertainty quantification,
and strong computational skills. Any candidate with a strong background in
a similar discipline (such as climate science, atmospheric science,
physics), an interest in physical oceanography and a willingness to work in
an interdisciplinary team will be given serious consideration.

*Minimum job requirements: *Doctorate degree in physical oceanography,
climate science, atmospheric science, physics, or similar field. Interest
in physical oceanography. Good computational skills; excellent analysis
capability. Ability to effectively communicate results in presentations and
peer-reviewed publications. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team

*Desired skills: *Interest in ocean-ice interaction processes and climate
uncertainty quantification. Previous experience with running ROMS, CISM, or
similar models.

*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 #IRC52934),
interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, digitized copies of
transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a cover
letter detailing qualifications and research interests to Milena Veneziani (
*milena at lanl.gov* <milena at lanl.gov>) and Nathan Urban (*nurban at lanl.gov*
<nurban at lanl.gov>). Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until December 15, 2016.

*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 <

Milena Veneziani
                                  milena at lanl.gov
Los Alamos National Laboratory                                         Ph:
  (505) 665-8229
T-3 Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Division              Fax: (505)
MS B216
PO Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545
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