Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Earth Science Post Masters Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking for an individual with a Master’s degree in Earth Science, Physical Science, Engineering, Applied Math or a related STEM field. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary modeling and observational team to work on projects involving model or data experiments and model development related to climate change, ecosystem dynamics and renewable energy resources. You will contribute to collaborative projects with a focus on shared outcomes, and make contributions to publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional conferences. The position would be a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension to two years.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Research experience in the Earth Sciences
Experience compiling and manipulating large datasets
Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the proven ability to understand and present research results clearly.
Education/Experience : A Master’s Degree in a STEM field. Eligibility is limited to students who have completed a master’s degree within the past 3 years, and have not yet been accepted into another master’s program or a PhD program.
Experience programming in either Python, R, Fortran, Matlab, or a similar language
Experience with eco-hydrology field-based observations or modeling
Experience with remote sensing
Experience with energy resource modeling
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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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.
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Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Vacancy Name: IRC90617
Organization Name Earth and Environmental Sciences - Computational Earth Science
Req ID: IRC90617
Category: Student - Post Master