Earth Scientist

As part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in land surface modeling, watershed hydrology, hydrogeology, and subsurface biogeochemistry, the selected candidate will work with a variety of PNNL and external scientists on several projects in watershed science. 

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for:

  • Working both independently and collaboratively with other team members at PNNL to coordinate modeling and research efforts
  • Working with the PI and other scientists to analyze data, discuss scientific issues, and develop manuscripts.
  • Mentoring interns and other junior scientists in scientific best practices, field and programming skills, and workplace ethics.

and have experience in the following:

  • Watershed hydrologic, thermal and biogeochemical modeling and/or land surface modeling
  • Model verification/validation, calibration, and data assimilation
  • Independent conceptualization, design, and application of subsurface flow and transport models (e.g., PFLOTRAN, ATS)
  • (Characterizing hyporheic zone and subsurface properties by collecting and analyzing field and lab measurements
  • Fluency in one or more programming languages (e.g., Fortran, C++) and/or Geographic Information Systems and data analysis skills using R or Python (with experience in Jupyter notebooks)
  • Fluency with LINUX operating system and parallel programming paradigms on high-performance computers are strongly preferred

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