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Land-surface Modeler Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in ,
Date Posted 06/17/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Trips to Alaska to support the collection of field observations.

We seek applications from diverse candidates with expertise in any of the following research areas: land surface modeling and analysis, numerical analysis, and frozen ground modeling. Candidates with experience working in and/or analyzing Arctic and permafrost-affected landscapes and thermally-influenced hydrological processes are particularly encouraged to apply. We invite applications from individuals with interests in developing and implementing models for diverse computational architectures (desktop to HPC and cloud).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Land-surface modeling or similar experience

  • A basic understanding of hydrological processes and models

  • P roficiency in at least one or more scientific programming languages

  • An ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment

Education/Experience :A PhD in earth science, computer science, mathematics, physics, civil engineering, climate science, geography, or closely related fields completed within the past five years or by commencement of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python and Fortran90

  • Big datasets or database management skills

  • Research experience in permafrost environments and/or the causes and impacts of changing thermo-hydrologic regimes

  • Publications in refereed journals

  • A history of successful research in collaborative team environments

Note to Applicants:

Submit curriculum vitae, digitized copies of transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and a one-page cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests to the LANL job site (jobs.lanl.gov). Address your cover letter to Dr. Katrina Bennett and Dr. Charles Abolt. Additional questions may be directed to Katrina ( kbennett@lanl.gov ) and Chuck ( cabolt@lanl.gov ). Applications sent only to the email addresses and not to the jobs.lanl.gov site will not be considered.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, or J. Robert Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Fellowships. For general information related to the Postdoc Program, salary, and benefits go to: http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php . Salary ranges can be found at: https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-salary-guidelines.php .

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)

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.

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.

LANL is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and strives for a diverse workforce supported by the following resources and programs:

  • Office of Diversity and Strategic Staffing

  • African American Partnership Program

  • Employee Resource Groups: African American, American Indian, Asians and Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Individuals with Disabilities, DiverseAbility, Prism, LGBTQ+, Veteran and Transitioning Service Members, Women’s Group, Atomic Women, Women in Computing,Future Female Leaders in Engineering .

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