Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Microphysics and Cloud Processes

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103869
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: June 04 2018

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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 microphysical processes of aerosols in the troposphere and the stratosphere. You will be pursuing original research on predictability and uncertainty of the microphysical processes of aerosols. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division.

Essential Duties
- Conduct creative research using microphysics analysis and predictive atmospheric models and observations at the cloud resolving scale and/or at the mesoscale.
- Conduct original research on the predictability of microphysical and chemical processes under ambient and disturbed atmosphere conditions.
- Conduct creative research on the physics and chemistry of in-cloud processes (physical and chemical) under a range of conditions in the troposphere and the stratosphere.
- Incorporate aerosol physics in atmospheric transport studies for consequence management.
- Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present technical results within the Department of Energy (DOE) community and at scientific conferences.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Recent PhD in atmospheric science, engineering, physics, or a closely related discipline.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: modeling of atmospheric aerosols, analysis of physics and chemistry of aerosols, experimental measurements of aerosols, or processes meaningful to cloud processes.
- 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.
- Ability to effectively perform independent research, and travel as required to collaborate with sponsors.
- 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.
- Experience 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.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  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.

About Us
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.
 
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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