Los Alamos National Laboratory Numerical Methods for Ocean Models Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are seeking a post-doctoral candidate to join the Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) Team, which develops advanced ocean and ice models. Specific topics of research may include: time stepping, advection, isopycnal and hybrid vertical coordinates, sub-ice shelf modeling, and coupling between components. Responsibilities would include algorithm design, implementation and verification using modern software engineering practices. This work will contribute to the Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM). A particular focus of E3SM is fully-coupled, global, high-resolution simulations of the Earth system. Within this broad activity, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s responsibilities include optimizing algorithms and code performance for DOE high performance computing platforms; studying the role of ocean dynamics and mesoscale eddies in the climate system; and simulating the interaction of ocean, sea ice, and ice shelves to study their influence on climate change and sea-level rise.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate needs to have experience in the broad fields of computational physics, ocean modeling, and/or climate modeling. We seek candidates with diverse research experience with a preference for applicants with one or more of the following: experience in construction and application of physical models; programing expertise; and the analysis and incorporation of data and observations for model development and testing. The candidate will have also demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by submission or publication of authored publications in refereed journals, and/or the ability to create or improve computational software. The ability to work in a highly collaborative team setting is also a requirement.
Education/Experience :A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computational science, physics, earth sciences, fluid dynamics, climate modeling, civil engineering, geophysics, or a closely related field. Exceptional candidates with an M.S. and relevant experience will also be considered.
Note to Applicants:
In addition to applying on-line, please send curriculum vitae , names of three references, and a one-page cover letter detailing qualifications, research interests, and proposed research directions to Mark Petersen, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “LANL Ocean Modeling Application” in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Vacancy Name: IRC84212
Organization Name CCS-2/Computational Physics And Methods
Req ID: IRC84212