Coastal to Global Ocean Modeling Scientist – Los Alamos National Laboratory
Coastal to Global Ocean Modeling Scientist in E3SM
The successful candidate will contribute heavily to development and use of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), the DOE’s new earth system model, which is focused on addressing science questions relevant to DOE’s mission. A particular focus of E3SM is fully coupled, global, high-resolution simulations of the Earth system relevant for studying energy and coastal impacts. Within this broader activity, Los Alamos National Laboratory is focused on the role of ocean-and-ice systems in the global climate and carbon cycle, the role of ocean-and-ice systems in sea-level rise, and the impacts of sea-level rise.The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of 1) peer-reviewed scientific publications and 2) algorithm and/or model development contributions that lead to scientific code releases for estuarine and/or coastal modeling. Key project research areas include mixing and transport processes within estuarine areas, hurricane storm surge and its impacts (including coastal flooding and waves), sediment transport processes, coastal biogeochemical modeling, model verification and validation, and multiscale grid generation and algorithms. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in these areas. Additional experience with large-data, remote sensing, model coupling, data assimilation, and/or field and laboratory experience are also of additional benefit, but are not required for existing project work.
The candidate will be expected to perform outstanding research in the field of global to coastal ocean modeling within a vibrant community of scholars focused on studying the earth system, which requires an ability to work well together in large, multi-disciplinary, collaborative team environments. The individual will also contribute to broader T-3 goals to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will:
- Perform independent research in theoretical and computational modeling of atmospheric and climate processes.
- Publish research in leading scientific journals.
- Recruit and mentor students and postdocs.
- Work in a team environment to solve problems in support of DOE Laboratory missions.
- Lead and guide inter-disciplinary teams, possibly encompassing both theorists and experimentalists, to develop new theoretical and computational tools for the modeling and simulation of the earth system.
- Recruit and mentor junior staff.
- Provide leadership in preparing proposals that guide future research directions of the group.
- Experience with configuring and running earth system models.
- Experience mentoring students or postdocs.
- Experience developing and writing research grant proposals.
- Willingness to expand into new fields.
- Education: Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, engineering, or computer science.
Note to Applicants: In addition to submitting their CV, applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter describing their research interests and addressing the above requirements and qualifications.
No Clearance: 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.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
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 regards 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Contact for More Information
Name: Phillip Wolfram, T-3