Postdoctoral Appointee-Regional Climate Modeling of Land-Atmospheric Interaction

Published: 19 February 2019

The Environmental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, provides intellectual and technical leadership in environmental and earth system sciences. It tackles the most important scientific problems of the nation on the nexus of water, energy and environment.

The division seeks a postdoctoral research associate who will investigate the effect of soil moisture and land surface properties on boundary layer moisture processes and the hydrological feedback, using both ground-based observations and regional climate model simulations.

In this role, you will:

  • conduct innovative research on the processes that control moisture and energy flux exchanges at the land-atmosphere interface
  • assimilate soil moisture and surface fluxes data into a regional climate model (i.e., WRF) and simulate the hydrological responses
  • collaborate on additional research projects within the climate and atmospheric science research group
  • collaborate with the Mathematics and Computer Science Division on high-performance computing and advanced data discovery
  • disseminate research results to the community by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • a recent PhD in atmospheric science or related fields
  • experience with regional climate modeling, especially using WRF-ARW and/or coupled with a land surface model
  • experience with data mining and fusion of large data sets from various observational platforms
  • knowledge of boundary layer thermodynamics, land surface processes and modeling, and data assimilation
  • experience with high-performance computing systems
  • experience in the Linux/Unix programming environment and proficiency in visualization
  • strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and capability of working effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

To apply, go to the Argonne web page for postdoctoral applicants.

Requisition Number: 405622