Postdoctoral Position Available: Coupled Earth System Tidal Modeling - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Date: 
23 May 2019

Postdoctoral Position Available
Coupled Earth System Tidal Modeling
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Application review begins: 1 July 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/fully-coupled-earth-system-tidal-modelin...

For questions, contact:
Andrew Roberts
Email: afroberts [at] lanl.gov


Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist with a background in physics; mathematics; or oceanic, cryospheric, or planetary sciences to study fully coupled Earth system tidal modeling. This position will be located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The successful applicant will work with mentors specializing in high-resolution fully coupled cryospheric and oceanic modeling, and will be encouraged to build an independent scientific career through lead authorship of publications, presentations at international conferences, and active participation in community workshops. The postdoctoral scientist will be encouraged to develop strong expertise in signal processing to analyze modeled tides in ice-covered oceans, including taking a leading role in designing cutting-edge methods to emulate altimetric satellites to sample sea ice and sea-surface height within the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM).

Applicants should have a PhD in geophysics, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, earth system science, cryospheric or planetary modeling, computational science, physics, or applied mathematics.

Desired skills include a demonstrated ability to disseminate research through written and oral communication, expertise in current or emerging computer programming languages compatible with high-performance computing (e.g. Fortran90, C, C++, Julia), and expertise in scripting or data-analysis languages (e.g. Unix scripting, Python, MATLAB, R). Experience with tidal modeling could be an advantage.

Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Names of three references,
  • A cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests that are specific to the job requirements, and
  • A description of the applicant’s most important PhD thesis outcome or publication and how it has contributed to an understanding of the research field it addressed.

Application review begins: 1 July 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/fully-coupled-earth-system-tidal-modelin...

For questions, contact:
Andrew Roberts
Email: afroberts [at] lanl.gov