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Los Alamos National Laboratory Regional Sea Level Change Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The postdoc position will work on the development of regional sea level change estimates using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model ( E3SM ). The work will use existing glacial isostatic adjustment and sea level models to estimate historic and future regional sea level changes from past, ongoing, and future changes to glaciers and ice sheets, terrestrial water storage, and ocean steric and dynamic changes. The goal of the project will be to characterize regional sea level hindcasts and projections using ocean and ice sheet model output from E3SM. This position is part of a larger five-year project to enable modeling of regional sea level directly in E3SM. We expect that the successful candidate will help to define specific science goals that are compatible with these broader requirements.

What You Need

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have knowledge of glacial isostatic adjustment modeling, sea level equation modeling, or climate modeling; expertise in computer programming in languages compatible with high-performance computing (e.g. Fortran90, C, C++); expertise in shell scripting and/or data-analysis languages (e.g. Python, Matlab, bash). They will have also demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by submission and publication of authored publications in refereed journals and the ability to create or improve numerical models. The ability to work in a highly collaborative team setting is also a requirement.

Education: A Ph.D. in geophysical-fluid modeling, oceanography, climate modeling, physics, geodesy, applied mathematics, civil engineering, or a closely related field.

Note to Applicants: When applying, please attach a curriculum vitae , digitized copies of transcripts, names of three references, and a cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests. Address any questions about the position to Matthew Hoffman at mhoffman@lanl.gov . Applications will be reviewed as received with the intent of filling the position by Fall 2020.

Candidates are eligible to apply for a LANL postdoctoral position within five years of receiving their PhD or havecompleted all PhD requirements by hire-on date. Requests for exceptions to the five-year eligibility requirement will be considered based on extenuating circumstances, such as a career break for raising a family.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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 Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, or J. Robert Oppenheimer.

For general information related to the Postdoc Program, including information on generous salary and benefits guidelines, go to: http://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 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. This 2-3 year postdoc position is within the Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) team, whichdevelops and applies advanced ocean and ice models for the study of climate and climate change.The position is withinthe Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics group (T-3) in LANL’s Theoretical Division.

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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