High-Resolution Atmosphere Modeling for Climate Resilience of California Infrastructure - Postdoctoral Researcher

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct studies on atmospheric modeling for climate resilience of California Infrastructure. You will be part of a team developing a global multi-scale model (1 – 100 km horizontal resolution) based on the Energy Exascale Earth System Model regionally refined model.


Date posted

Nov. 8, 2021 4:00 pm

Application deadline

Dec. 8, 2021 5:00 pm


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


  • United States

Job description

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Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research on atmospheric modeling for climate resilience of California Infrastructure.  You will be part of a team developing a global multi-scale model (1 – 100 km horizontal resolution) based on the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) regionally refined model (RRM).  You will be using some of the largest super-computers in the world and work closely with experts in machine learning, climate modeling, and energy infrastructure.  This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division.


In this role you will:

  • Develop a multi-scale (1-100 km) global simulation framework for modeling, focusing on California’s climate.
  • Modify the E3SM model as required, including modifications to model physics parameterizations and inputs.
  • Conduct original research on climate change that will affect California’s infrastructure.
  • Run simulations in a high-performance computing environment.
  • Analyze model output, including comparisons to observations.
  • Publish research results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals and present technical results at scientific conferences.
  • Collaborate with others in a diverse, multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Travel as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • PhD in atmospheric science or closely related fields.
  • Knowledge of global climate models, atmospheric physics.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: climate model development, multi-scale atmospheric modeling, atmospheric physics parameterizations.
  • Proficient in at least one scientific programming language for modeling and model output data analysis (e.g., Fortran, C++, Python, NCL).
  • Ability to perform independent research.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations.
  • Ability to travel as required

Qualifications we desire

  • Knowledge of atmospheric model and/or parameterization development, testing and evaluation.
  • Experience collaborating effectively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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