[GilbertClub] Postdoc opportunity at Los Alamos National Lab

Arctic Deltas Postdoc

 

Detailed Description:

A
2-year postdoctoral researcher position at Los Alamos National Laboratory
(LANL), Earth and Environmental Science Division, with possibility of extension
for a 3rd year depending on available funding and performance.
Postdoc to work on a project focused on the role of Arctic deltas in
controlling the rate, timing and magnitude of terrestrial fluxes to the Arctic
Ocean. Permafrost thaw, changes in terrestrial hydrology, and sea level rise
are all climatically driven changes that will likely affect the role Arctic
deltas play in the coming decades. The postdoc would be expected to use
existing, or develop new, modeling tools to explore the relative importance of
channel networks, deltaic lakes, sea ice and river hydrology on the delivery of
terrestrial fluxes to the coastal ocean. Use of existing deltaic and coastal
models, such as Delft3d, would likely be a key component of the project. The
exact scope and implementation of the project is flexible based on postdoc
expertise and scientific interests. Additional areas of possible research focuses
include the role of permafrost thaw on deltaic lake expansion and land
subsidence, and the interactions between deltaic outflow and landfast sea ice.

 

This
project is an initial effort to incorporate deltaic and coastal dynamics into
global and regional climate models. The successful candidate would work closely
with ocean modelers to link riverine and ocean biogeochemistry. Project has the
potential to expand the research focus to explore innovative modeling
approaches to dynamically couple land and ocean models. These opportunities
include the use of unstructured grids such as the Model for Prediction Across
Scales (MPAS), and the coupling of high-performance computing based codes to
examine physical and biogeochemical interactions across terrestrial-aquatic
interfaces.

Minimum Job
Requirements:

Project requires a candidate with strong
computational skills. Hydrological and morphodynamic modeling experience, such
as Delft3d, needed. Programing skills in C++, python, and/or Matlab and IDL
would be a strong asset. The ability to develop and execute a hypotheses
driven research plan a must. Requirements also include demonstrated ability to
work in a team setting and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Desired Skills: The
successful candidate will have demonstrated the following:

scientific excellence as evidenced by
submission and publication of authored publications in refereed journals; prior research experiences in deltaic
and coastal systems.

 

Education: A Ph.D. in geomorphology, hydrology,
physical oceanography, computational physics, computational geosciences or
closely related skills.

 

Notes
to Applicant:  In addition
to applying on-line (http://ift.tt/1moP4nR , Vacancy 
Name: IRC46639) please send curriculum vitae,
digitized copies of transcripts, names of three references, and a cover letter
detailing qualifications and research interests to Joel Rowland at jrowland@lanl.gov. Please include “Arctic Deltas
Postdoc” in the email subject line.

Job location:

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on
behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring the
safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies
to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems
related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security
concerns.

 

Additional Details:

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  The Laboratory requires successful applicants to

complete a pre-employment drug test and
maintains a substance abuse policy that

includes random drug testing.

 

Candidates may be considered for a
Director’s Fellowship and outstanding candidates

may be considered for the prestigious
Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert

Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines
Fellowships.

 

For general information to the Postdoc
Program go to http://ift.tt/18GJSvG

career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php.

 

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an
equal opportunity employer

and supports a diverse and inclusive
workforce. We welcome and encourage

applications from the broadest possible
range of qualified candidates. 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-5627.

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