Los Alamos National Laboratory Earth-System Modeling Scientist (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Computational Physics and Methods group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking qualified applicants in the areas of artificial intelligence / machine learning for Earth-system predictability and modeling. Candidates with experience in modeling and analyzing climate processes using innovative artificial intelligence / machine learning techniques are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to development and application of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), the DOE’s new Earth system model, to address science questions relevant to DOE’s missions. Los Alamos National Laboratory is focused on the role of ocean and ice systems in high-latitude and global climate, marine biogeochemistry, land-river-ocean interactions, and the impacts of sea-level rise. The candidate will be expected to perform outstanding research in at least one of these areas, including using E3SM for fully coupled, global, variable-resolution simulations of the Earth system.
The successful candidate will:
Work as an integral member of one or more multidisciplinary teams that study Earth’s high-latitude climate and coastal systems.
Advance understanding of predictability of the high-latitude and/or coastal Earth systems, by developing and applying innovative approaches to
Improve the initialization of climate models;
Analyze large data sets, including large ensembles of climate models; and/or
Build predictive models based on observations and model simulations.
Present progress to the team, project management and sponsors, and the scientific community through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches;
Demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of the climate system or its components;
Demonstrated excellence in scientific research as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications;
Ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams;
Excellent oral and written communications skills;
Demonstrated initiative for continuous learning and development in new areas of research.
Education/Experience: Ph.D. in climate science or related discipline, applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or another related field.
Experience in coastal, ocean, or Earth system modeling or model analysis;
Previous experience in artificial intelligence / machine learning that could be applicable to coastal or estuarine modeling (as evidenced by scientific code releases);
Experience mentoring students, postdocs or junior staff;
Experience developing and writing successful research grant proposals.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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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Contact Name Doyle, Christine Louise
Vacancy Name: IRC83836
Organization Name CCS-2/Computational Physics & Methods
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC83836