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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Middle Atmosphere

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Job ID: 102165
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Science and Technology on a Mission!
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research on modeling the Earth’s middle atmosphere (stratosphere and mesosphere). You will be pursuing original research on predictability and uncertainty in the middle atmosphere. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division.
Essential Duties
- Conduct original research using middle atmosphere models and observations.
- Conduct original research on the predictability of future middle atmosphere conditions.
- Conduct original research on the impact on stratospheric conditions (physical and chemical) of various phenomena, such as solar fluxes, volcanic aerosols, chemical inputs, gravity waves.
- Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present technical results within the Department of Energy (DOE) community and at scientific conferences.
- Travel as required to coordinate research with collaborators.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Recent PhD in atmospheric science, atmospheric observations, or a closely related discipline.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: modeling of the middle atmosphere, climatology of the middle atmosphere, or processes relevant to the middle atmosphere.
- Experience working with model and observational datasets.
- Proficient in at least one scientific programming language for modeling and climate data analysis (e.g., Python, Fortran, C++).
- Experience with visualization and analysis programs.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively perform independent research.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations.
- Experience collaborating effectively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of other parts of the atmosphere and Earth system.
- Experience using super-computers and UNIX/LINUX.
- Expertise in uncertainty quantification and statistics.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.
Text revised effective May 11, 2017.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

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