Los Alamos National Laboratory Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Atmospheric Dynamics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

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


What You Need

Desired Skills:

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@lanl.gov . Also coordinate with your references to have their letter sent directly to the same email address to complete your application.

Additional Details:

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

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 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@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: CCS-2/Computational Physics And Methods

Job Title: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Atmospheric Dynamics Postdoc

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC57880