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Atmospheric Science Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in
 
 
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Date Posted 11/24/2021
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Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

What You Will Do

Put your talents to good use by joining our world-class R&D team! The Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Science (ACES) Team in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division and the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) Team in Theoretical division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with experience in atmospheric modeling and a desire to do experimental work in the area of atmospheric chemistry and aerosol science. The ACES team is focused on characterization of aerosol properties and E3SM Team is focused on the modeling of aerosol-climate interactions. In this work you will characterize aerosol properties/emissions and incorporate these observations into models. The ACES aerosol laboratory has a variety of instrumentation to measure gases and aerosols optical, chemical, and physical properties including Picarros, SP-AMS, SP2, WIBS/NEO-5, and CCNC. You will be expected to publish results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and present your work at conferences. The term of the appointment is two (2) years, with the option to extend to a third year depending on performance and funding availability.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a STEM field

  • Record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals

  • Communication skills as evidenced by publications and oral presentations at conferences

Education/Experience :Candidates must have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in a STEM field, or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Research experience in the earth sciences

  • Familiarity of aerosol representation in E3SM, CESM, or other weather or climate modeling framework

  • Experience making lab and/or field measurements of atmospheric gases or aerosols. A lack of laboratory or field experience can be offset by modeling experience and a desire to make field and lab measurements.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Note to Applicants:

The application package consists of a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Katie Benedict ( kbenedict@lanl.gov ). No applicant is expected to have all of the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply.

Exceptionally strong candidates may be eligible for a Chick-Keller or Director's Fellowship with the help of the LANL contact. Outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Fellowships. For general information about the application processes and LANL fellowships refer to the LANL Postdoctoral Program page.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2-Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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.

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 regard 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Postdoc

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Vacancy Name: IRC94472
Organization Name EES-14/Earth System Observations
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