The Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division (CESD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) invites applications for a Hydroclimate Scientist to expand the division's expertise in regional hydroclimate processes and water resources. The successful candidate will use a combination of physics-based modeling and observations to understand how hydroclimate phenomena, including extreme events and their implications for water resource management, are changing in response to global climate drivers as well as local feedback and forcing.
This position calls for an individual with experience in regional and/or global atmospheric modeling, land-atmosphere interactions, mountain hydrology, snow dynamics, and advanced data analysis. Research will be conducted in close coordination with public sector stakeholders, so strong communication skills and eagerness to collaborate with diverse professional and intellectual communities is required. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to work with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team in CESD. Berkeley Lab is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.
What You Will Do:
Develop and lead research projects using physics-based modeling approaches across a variety of scales to understand hydroclimatic extremes and their implications for water resource management.
Evaluate model performance using a variety of observations and analytical approaches.
Develop novel metrics for examining processes and evaluating model performance.
Produce data products and characterize uncertainties in coordination with stakeholders.
Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Produce and deliver excellent oral and written presentations of scientific results.
This position may eventually supervise other early career research staff.
What is Required:
PhD, or equivalent work experience in atmospheric science, hydrologic science, civil and environmental engineering, or a related field.
A minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral research experience is highly desired.
State-of-the-science physics-based regional climate and/or variable-resolution global climate models experience.
Experience with mountain hydroclimate, particularly in snow dynamics.
Knowledge of the implications of land-atmosphere interactions for regional climate.
Advanced model diagnostics and evaluation techniques.
Spatial data analysis knowledge.
Requested Application Materials:
Curriculum Vitae and publication list.
Statement of research experience and interests.
References (choose the bullet below for the appropriate scientist level):
Names and contact information for at least three references (at least two external to the Lab and UCBerkeley).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 6, 2019.
This is a full-time 2-year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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