Post Doctorate RA - Computational aspects of aerosol and cloud modeling job #309961

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a motivated 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:  309961
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 motivated postdoctoral research associate to work on the computational aspects of aerosol and cloud modeling for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM; see http://e3sm.org for more information), 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 at the exciting interface between atmospheric physics and computational sciences. Possible assignments will include assessing and improving the accuracy and efficiency of numerical methods for individual parameterizations and their coupling, speeding up code execution using mixed-precision calculations, and developing testing strategies and software to ensure code trustworthiness. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with scientists and researchers at PNNL, Sandia National Laboratories, and various universities.

The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in numerical model development on high-performance computing platforms. Proficiency with FORTRAN and programing experience with atmospheric models are required. Past experience in developing and testing E3SM or CESM is desirable. The candidate is expected to be a strong team player with the willingness and ability to work independently.

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=309961