Los Alamos National Laboratory Earth Science Modeling Research Technologist (Research Technologist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Are you looking for opportunities to apply your computational science, data analysis, or software development skills to help tackle exciting challenges in the Earth sciences including climate impacts, wildland fire, and geothermal exploration? The Computational Earth Science Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has immediate openings for one or more Research Technologists and is looking for individuals with an interest in scientific software engineering, physics-based modeling, and machine learning.
You will work as part of the Computational Earth Science group supporting LANL’s modeling efforts through software development, improvement, maintenance, and testing; code parallelization and optimization; and workflow development and documentation. You will contribute to collaborative projects and support a dynamic team of LANL scientists and external partners.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience in one or more of the following areas: scientific computing, code development, version control, continuous integration, data analysis/management, or machine learning
Demonstrated research experience
More than two years of experience writing efficient, readable, and reusable code using Fortran, C, Python, Julia, or a similar language
Ability to work in a team setting
Education/Experience : A Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, mathematics, environmental science, engineering, ecology, or a similar field of study and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related.
Experience with modeling and/or analysis of earth system processes
Experience with the programming, parallelization, and/or optimizing of numerical algorithms
Experience with parsing, analyzing, and/or manipulating large data sets, including GIS, (geo)spatial and geological data
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Note to Applicants: Your application package should consist of a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. Applicants are not expected to meet all desired qualifications. We encourage anyone who meets the minimum requirements to apply. Applications will be reviewed as received. Additional questions may be directed to the hiring committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit your application through lanl.jobs. Applications sent only via email will not be considered.
Where You Will Work
The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division is the intellectual home of Earth, atmosphere, hydrology, and ecology disciplines at the Laboratory. Fundamental discovery science and mission-focused applications unravel poorly understood processes and support decisions of national importance.
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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No Clearance: 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.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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. Employment Status
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Vacancy Name: IRC95432
Organization Name EES-16/Computational Earth Science
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC95432