[Wrf-users] Job announcement: Post Doctorate RA B - Cloud-Aerosol Modeler at PNNL

Gustafson, William I william.gustafson at pnl.gov
Fri Feb 5 12:04:17 MST 2010

I would like to draw your attention to a new post-doc job posting at PNNL for a cloud-aerosol modeler.

Note that this is one of several job openings currently open at PNNL for WRF modelers. This particular job will be for a modeler to work with WRF-Chem to investigate aerosol-cloud interactions for maritime clouds. For more information and to apply, please see https://erecruit.pnl.gov/psp/hrext/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=2.

Here is the text from the posting:

Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 118437
Directorate:  Fundamental & Computational Sciences
Group:  Atmospheric Chemistry and Meteorology

Job Description
The Atmospheric Chemistry and Meteorology Group of the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division seeks a Post Doctoral Researcher to actively participate in research involving the role of aerosols on maritime clouds. The group is actively involved in the development of the WRF-Chem regional meteorology-chemistry-aerosol model and has multi-year funding to pursue investigation of interactions between aerosols, clouds, and the background meteorology for the VOCALS field campaign, which took place during Fall 2008 off the coast of Chile. The successful candidate will employ the WRF-Chem model to investigate the impact of emissions on maritime cloud development for scales ranging from climate model to cloud-resolving resolutions. Our group also interacts with other leading climate science activities nationally and internationally and this position can lead to high visibility and leadership in the research community.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Conduct technical research on aerosol-cloud interactions within the context of VOCALS
- Publish research results in highly visible, peer-reviewed venues (conferences & journals)
- Interact with internal and external research staff and domain scientists for collaboration purposes
- Participate and make presentations on their work

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must have received a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, Physics, or related field within the past five years from an accredited college or university.  All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

- Familiarity with aerosol processes and marine meteorology
- Familiarity with the WRF-Chem model, or equivalent, ideally for applications ranging from climate model like resolutions down to cloud-resolving resolutions
- Demonstrated ability to analyze observations and use them to evaluate and understand model results
- Fluency with a compiled computer language (F90 preferred), an interpreted computer language (Perl, Python, IDL, etc.), and shell scripting
- A record of peer-reviewed publications in a relevant area is highly desired
- Ability to work independently and to efficiently deliver results
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

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.

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William I. Gustafson Jr., Ph.D.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. 999, MSIN K9-30
Richland, WA  99352
Tel: 509-372-6110
William.Gustafson at pnl.gov

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