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Los Alamos National Laboratory Ocean Model Developer Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76992


Job Title Ocean Model Developer Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name CCS-2/Computational Physics And Methods

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What You Will Do

The COSIM team seeks applications from diverse candidates with expertise in numerical methods, computational fluid dynamics, or coastal, regional or global ocean modeling. Specific topics may include variable-resolution time stepping methods, coastal inundation algorithms, isopycnal and hybrid vertical coordinates, and the improvement of physics-based sub-grid scale parameterizations. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team developing innovative approaches for conducting grand-challenge computations of the earth system. Results from this work will be presented in conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

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 research experience in one or more of the following:

  • the construction and application of computational physics models

  • programing expertise

  • analysis and incorporation of data and observations for model development and testing.

The candidate will have also demonstrated:

  • scientific excellence as evidenced by publication or submission in refereed journals

  • the ability to create or improve computational software

  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative team setting

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in algorithms relevant to global ocean models.

  • Code development for high performance computing platforms, including Fortran, c/c++, MPI, OpenMP.

  • Data analysis of ocean model simulations using python programming or similar tools.

Education Required :

A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computational science, physics, earth sciences, fluid dynamics, climate modeling, civil engineering, geophysics, or a closely related field.

Notes to Applicants:

In addition to applying on-line, please send a curriculum vitae , digitized copies of transcripts, names of three references, and a one-page cover letter detailing qualifications, research interests, and proposed research directions to Mark Petersen, mpetersen@lanl.gov. Please include “LANL Ocean Modeling Application” in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Additional Details:

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.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .

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.

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Req ID: IRC76992