Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting three postdoctoral scientists to conduct innovative research in modeling land and river processes in the coastal zone.
As part of a new project on Integrated Coastal Modeling (ICoM), PNNL is recruiting three postdoctoral scientists to develop capabilities to model land and river processes and their interactions with the ocean in the coastal zone. The candidates will work with a team of scientists at PNNL and LANL to extend the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) to represent human-land-river-ocean interactions on a unified surface grid for land, river, ocean, and ice. Building on the existing land and river models of E3SM, the candidates will improve modeling of river flow and water management, transportation of dissolved and particulate carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous to the ocean, and three-way exchanges of water, heat, sediment and nutrient fluxes among the land, river, and ocean considering the impacts of flooding and storm surges in the periodically flooded zone. The candidates will also work on evaluating the models using observations and conduct numerical experiments to address important science questions related to human-land-river-ocean interactions. Working on the ICoM project offers exciting opportunities to develop coastal modeling capabilities in Earth system models and using the tool to test hypotheses about coastal processes, especially extreme events, in the complex human-earth system.
The position is for two years and renewable contingent upon performance. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in earth and atmospheric sciences, civil and environmental engineering, or related fields. Experiences in numerical modeling and ability to analyze model outputs and observations using modern computational and statistical tools will be considered as key qualifications during the evaluation. Applications should include the following in a single document:
* Cover letter describing the applicant’s research
experience and interests.
* Curriculum vitae with a list of publications in refereed journals.
* Names and addresses of three references.
To apply, visit http://jobs.pnnl.gov and search for job ID: 309770 (Post Doctorate RA – Coastal Modeling and Analysis).