[Wrf-users] FW: job announcement at PNNL for WRF modeler

Fast, Jerome D Jerome.Fast at pnl.gov
Wed Jan 27 11:49:52 MST 2010

The following is a new position now open with the Atmospheric Science and Global Change division at PNNL.  Visit http://jobs.pnl.gov/ and view the current job openings for Job ID:  118376.

Jerome Fast

Directorate:  Fundamental & Computational Sciences
Division:  Atmospheric Science & Global Change
Group:  Atmospheric Chemistry & Meteorology
Position Title:  Weather Research & Forecasting Modeler (Scientist), Level II / III

Organization Statement
    The Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) features world-leading research programs and capabilities in the biological, chemical, environmental, and computational and materials sciences.  Directorate researchers lead major R&D efforts in environmental microbiology and biogeochemistry, proteomics, experimental and theoretical interfacial chemistry, chemical analysis, climate physics and global/regional scale modeling, and integrated assessment for energy and environment. We are building new programs in systems biology and biotechnology, interfacial catalysis, multifunctional materials, aerosol science, and extreme-scale simulations.

    Scientists in the Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division lead and contribute to programs within the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and industry. Major programs supported by this division include the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program, the DOE Atmospheric Science Program, the DHS Urban Dispersion Program, and the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program, a public-private international collaboration.  From the role of clouds and aerosol processes in climate change, to the effect of energy technology choices on greenhouse gas emissions, PNNL scientists are combining an extensive world-wide field observational system with laboratory research and modeling to advance our understanding of integrated Earth systems on regional and global scales.

Job Description
    The Atmospheric Chemistry & Meteorology Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory seeks a motivated individual to assist with the development of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and other computer programming tasks.  Depending on the candidate¿s skill set, he/she will assist scientists in code development for regional, and possibly global, climate models as well as other computer programming activities related to data and model output analysis.  The candidate will also perform research on boundary layer, mesoscale, cloud, radiation, or aerosol processes of importance to climate.

Minimum Requirements
   Scientist, Level II
- Minimum Education Requirement: MS in Atmospheric Sciences or a related Earth Sciences discipline with at least 2 years of experience OR PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or a related Earth Sciences discipline.

- Technical Expertise: Contributing professional who is building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applies and interprets standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies within the field(s) of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences.

- Level of Responsibility: Independently completes recurring assignments. Exercises limited judgment on work details. Makes preliminary selections and adaptations of technical alternatives.

- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Continues developing technical expertise and knowledge. Develops new skills.

Scientist, Level III
- Minimum Education Requirement: MS in Atmospheric Sciences or a related Earth Sciences discipline with 3+ years of experience OR PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or a related Earth Sciences discipline with 1-2 years of experience.

- Technical Expertise: Skilled professional. Applies, on a broad basis, existing theories, principles, and concepts within the field(s) of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences.

- Level of Responsibility: Fully competent in all conventional applications of knowledge common in the specific discipline and function of work assigned. Principle Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on projects or tasks.

- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Proactively stays abreast of developments in industry and maintains skills consistent with state of the art.

Required Qualifications
- Computer programming fluency in F90 and a scripting language such as Perl.  Fluency in C or C++ also desirable.
- Familiarity with parallel programming methods with OpenMP and MPI.
- Familiarity with Subversion code version control software.
- Expert in at least one and familiarity with additional graphics software suites such as Ferret, IDL, GrADS, or NCL.
- Familiarity with file formats and conventions used by climate modelers such as netCDF and Grib.
- Familiarity with supercomputers and Linux based computer clusters used for running atmospheric models.
- Understanding of weather and/or climate models with an ability to quickly learn new components of the model.
- Experience and aptitude for debugging large computer programs such as climate models.
- Interest in and ability to assist scientists in pursuing research related to climate and earth system models; examples include cloud parameterization, atmospheric chemistry, and aerosol-cloud interactions.
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.  All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Jerome D. Fast, Ph.D.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. 999, MSIN K9-30
Richland, WA  99352
Tel: 509-372-6116
Jerome.Fast at pnl.gov

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