[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fluid Dynamics and Atmospheric Dynamics Postdoc Position

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Thu Jul 27 09:42:11 MDT 2017

Job Title: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Atmospheric Dynamics Postdoc
Organization Name: CCS-2/Computational Physics and Methods, LANL, NM, USA
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research
institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national
security. The climate modeling effort at LANL, in part, develops and
uses advanced multi-scale models for the study of Earth system
processes. This two year position is available immediately.

The postdoc researcher will work in a Department of Energy (DOE)
program that supports fundamental, interdisciplinary research to
achieve a predictive understanding of climate. Exploiting the
capabilities of DOE’s High Performance Computing (HPC) systems in
order to
accelerate advances in climate science is a priority.

Sophisticated, architecture-aware, variable-resolution dynamical cores
developed under this project permit direct numerical studies of
atmospheric phenomena that are poorly resolved in the current
generation of climate models. Such processes include effects due to
steep topography, convection and cloud processes, gravity waves,
frontogenesis, and others.  The researcher will focus on investigating
and characterising linkages between such processes and the climate
system. For example, the researcher will conduct variable-resolution,
non-hydrostatic simulations in order to better capture precipitation
distribution in developing fronts, and study the effects of such
more-accurate representation of local precipitation on seasonal and
regional precipitation biases---biases that plague the current
generation of climate models.

What You Need
The successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of geophysical
fluid dynamics/atmospheric dynamics and will be proficient in HPC.
She/he will also have demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced
by publications in refereed journals.

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years
or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, please send a
cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests, a
curriculum vitae/resume, and   names of three references to
balu at lanl.gov. Also coordinate with your references to have their
letter sent directly to the same email address to complete your

Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic
science on behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national
security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear
stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of
mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment,
infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details:
Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates
will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background

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

For general information go to Postdoc Program.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful
applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a
substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and
supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices
are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color,
national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation,
physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status
as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the
limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is
also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with
disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request,
for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process.
To request such an accommodation, please send an email to
applyhelp at lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.



Paula Fisher

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Education & Outreach and
The Advanced Study Program

Office: 303-497-1328 <(303)+497-1328>
Email: paulad at ucar.edu
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