The Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division (CESD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) invites applications for a Career-Track Scientist to expand the division's expertise in urban environmental systems science and resiliency. You will use a combination of physics-based modeling, remote sensing, and scenario-based simulations to understand the interplay of atmospheric, hydrologic, and urban morphological processes with implications for water and energy infrastructure resilience, public health, flood risk mitigation, and/or the design of climate adaptive urban landscapes.
The position calls for an individual with experience in regional and/or large-eddy scale atmospheric modeling, land-atmosphere interactions, advanced spatial data analysis, and surface-subsurface hydrologic processes. Research will be conducted in close coordination public sector stakeholders within case study regions, and so strong communication skills and an eagerness to collaborate with diverse professional and intellectual communities is required as well. This position provides an excellent opportunity to work with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team in CESD. Berkeley Lab is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science.
What You Will Do:
Develop and lead research projects using physics-based modeling approaches and advanced spatial data analysis to understand the interplay of climatic, hydrologic, and urban land surface processes.
Evaluate model performance using a variety of observations and analytical approaches.
Produce data products in coordination with regional stakeholders.
Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Produce and deliver excellent oral and written presentations of scientific results.
Work collaboratively in a large multidisciplinary research team.
Successfully contribute to an active intellectual environment.
May eventually supervise other early career research staff .
What Is Required:
A PhD, or equivalent work experience, in atmospheric science, hydrology, civil and environmental engineering, or related field.
A minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research experience is highly desired.
State-of-the-science physics-based urban environmental systems models including atmospheric, hydrologic, and urban morphologic models.
The implications of land-atmosphere interactions for regional climate.
Advanced model diagnostics and evaluation techniques.
Spatial data analysis.
Scenario-based approaches to evaluating resiliency and adaptation.
Oral and written presentation of results.
Ability to work in an integrated team environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.