Global Climate Postdoctoral Scholar

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division has an opening for
a Global Climate Postdoctoral Scholar. This role will work with Prof. Da
Yang on the dynamics of tropical convection and atmospheric circulation,
e.g., convective self-aggregation, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO),
and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The research will include
the use of observations and a hierarchy of numerical models, such as
super-parameterized GCMs, conventional GCMs, cloud-resolving models
(CRMs), and simplified theoretical models. You will work to advance our
current understanding of tropical atmospheric dynamics by testing the
existing theories and/or developing new hypotheses.

What You Will Do:
• Design and perform GCM and CRM simulations for tropical convection and
atmospheric circulation.
• Analyze observations and model outputs to test existing theories of
and to develop new hypotheses for convection and its interaction with
large-scale circulations.
• Modify existing convection parameterizations in GCMs to improve
simulations of the tropical atmosphere.
• Author technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Produce and deliver oral and written presentations of scientific results.
• Work collaboratively in a large multidisciplinary research team.
• Successfully contribute to an active intellectual environment.

What Is Required:
• Recent PhD in atmospheric science, fluid dynamics, or a closely
related field.
• Demonstrated ability to tackle important questions with the scientific
method and to publish those results.
• Demonstrated proficiency with one or more programming languages
(especially Fortran).
• Demonstrated proficiency with one or more data analysis softwares
(e.g., Matlab and Python).
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills for
presentation of research.
• Ability to work effectively in a large and integrated team.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with climate model simulations and development.
• Experience with cloud-resolving simulations.

Complete applications include a cover letter, CV, brief (1 page)
statement of research interests, and names and contact information of
three referees; references will be requested at a later stage in the
process.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for
full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 31, 2017.

Notes:
• This is a full time, 2 year and 9 month, postdoctoral appointment with
the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance,
continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must
have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for
Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
purposes.
• Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
• 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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