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Job Record #1060

Job Record #1060
TitlePostDoc Ocean Modeling (physical biogeochemical_
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerDOE/PNNL/Marine Science Lab
LocationUnited States, WA, Seattle
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
Description:


http://pnnl.jobs/seattle-wa/post-doc-research-associate-coastal-ocean-modeling/47337346/job/

POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Specializing in Coastal Ocean Modeling for
Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification research at the Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory Marine Sciences Laboratory / Coastal Sciences
Division 1100 Dexter Avenue, Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98109

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) government facility. PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory conducts research
towards achieving sustainable energy from the oceans, guide adaptation to
climate change and population growth in coastal zones, and ensure the security
of our coastal and marine lifelines. Our core research focus areas are (a)
Integrated coastal modeling, (b) Marine biogeochemistry, (c) Ecosystems science,
(d) Aquatic toxicology, (e) Marine biotechnology, (f) Marine policy, (g) Sensing
systems engineering, (h) Scientific research dive team, and (i) In-water science
and engineering support. (http://marine.pnnl.gov/ )

PNNL invites applications from recent coastal, environmental, civil,
oceanography and engineering graduates specializing in coastal hydrodynamic and
biogeochemical modeling and analysis. The selected candidate will have an
opportunity to participate in the coastal ocean modeling activities at the
Marine Sciences Laboratory which include modeling of physical, chemical, and
biological behavior of fresh- and salt-water systems coupled to landscapes,
atmospheric processes, and human systems. We have numerous multi-disciplinary
model development activities in progress related to climate change impacts and
adaptation, sustainable environment and human perturbations, sea level rise
impacts to water quality, storm surge and flooding vulnerability, and extraction
of renewable energy from the oceans.

The selected candidates will join a well-established group of coastal ocean
modelers in our Seattle office. In collaboration with Washington State
Department of Ecology and U.S. EPA, PNNL has developed a 3-D finite volume
hydrodynamic and transport model for the Salish Sea using FVCOM code. The Salish
Sea Model is currently being used by agencies in connection with nutrient
pollution management, and assessment of future impacts related to sea level
rise, climate change, and ocean acidification. (http://pugetsound.pnnl.gov/).
Position responsibilities include improving and extending the existing Salish
Sea Model and setting up, testing, and incorporating new modules related to
carbon chemistry, particulate transport, and biogeochemical processes into the
model code. Our primary modeling platforms are based on FVCOM, ROMS, and
CE-QUAL-ICM. We however also have projects that utilize numerous other codes
such as DELFT-3D, EFDCD and CE-QUAL-W2. Successful candidate must demonstrate
prior experience in conducting oceanographic modeling based research using one
or more of the leading state of the art 3-D ocean modeling codes and interest in
simulation of carbon cycle and future climate scenarios.

The initial appointment is for a two year period with potential for promotion to
permanent staff position based on performance and funding. Applicants should
apply online (a letter of interest and resume with a list of three references)
through the following link www.jobs.pnnl.gov. .

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years from an
accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United
States. .

Qualifications

Required qualifications

    Ph.D in coastal, environmental, civil, oceanography and engineering
specializing in coastal hydrodynamic and biogeochemical modeling and analysis

    The applicant must have experience in conducting oceanographic modeling
using one or more of the leading state of the art 3-D ocean modeling codes (eg.
FVCOM, EFDC, ROMS, CH3D, SELFE, MIKE, DELFT-3D, SUNTANS and CE-QUAL-ICM).

Desirable qualifications – experience in any of the following areas

    In addition to hydrodynamics, an understanding of biogeochemical modeling
and effluent fate and transport processes are also desirable.

    Sediment transport and geomorphological modeling

    Oil spill / Trajectory modeling

    Particle and fish larvae transport and tracking

    Experience with the following tools and skills will be a plus

    SMS – Surface Modeling System - Grid generation and Post Processing

    Sigmaplot, and Tecplot – Pre and post processing of Data

    Familiarity with Unix /Linux environment

    Web Programming: Java Script, HTML, Perl

3.75 GPA or higher is preferred .

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal
Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment
decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at the Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to
work in the United States. .

Job ID: 303287

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Coastal Sciences

Group: Coastal Sciences
Contact Information:
Please mention the Coastal & Ocean Engineering Jobs Database, record #1060 when responding to this ad.
Namewen long
Emailwen.long@pnnl.gov
Email ApplicationNo
URLhttp://pnnl.jobs/seattle-wa/post-doc-research-associate-coastal-
AddressWen Long
1100 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, WA, 98109
USA
Email:wen dot long @ pnnl dot gov
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