Post Doctorate RA - Cloud microphysics parameterization job #309931

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral research associate.

 

Date posted

Oct. 16, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Nov. 16, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Organization and Job ID

Job ID:  309931
Directorate:  Earth & Biological Sciences
Division:  Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change
Group:  Advanced Study & Development

Job Description

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on the development and evaluation of cloud microphysics parameterization for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), as part of the “Enabling Aerosol-cloud interactions at GLobal convection-permitting scalES (EAGLES)” project. Targeted at DOE’s leadership computing facilities (e.g., GPU-based systems), the EAGLES project seeks to develop scientifically robust and computational efficient parameterizations to represent aerosols and aerosol-cloud interactions with a focus on liquid clouds.

The selected candidate will work with the EAGLES team to advance the understanding and representation of cloud microphysical processes and cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions. Development will be guided by observations and spectral bin microphysics (SBM) model simulations from the high-resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF). In addition, the selected candidate will work with the EAGLES team on improving the computational efficiency of cloud microphysical calculations.

The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in modeling cloud microphysical processes and working knowledge of bulk and/or explicit cloud parameterizations used in atmospheric models. Proficiency with FORTRAN and coding experience with atmospheric models are required. The ability to modify, compile, and run E3SM and WRF is desirable. Experience with C++ and running on GPU-based supercomputers is a plus. Teamwork and strong communication skills for engaging with project teams at PNNL and the broader climate research community are also essential.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

For more details

https://careers.pnnl.gov/JobOpeningID=309931