Postdoctoral Research Associate - Environmental Sciences

The Cloud Processes Group has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.


Date posted

June 11, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

July 11, 2021 12:00 am


Brookhaven National Laboratory


  • United States

Job description

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Environmental Sciences

Job ID 2704Date posted 06/09/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview
The Environmental & Climate Sciences Department ( at Brookhaven National Laboratory focuses on a wide range of theoretical, experimental, and field studies in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's climate and energy research agendas. Work is supported by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility (, an observations-based program that measures aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, and atmospheric dynamics; the Atmospheric Systems Research Program; and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Science Program. This work is pursued with the ultimate goal of improving predictability and reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate models. The department research portfolio also includes development of environmental technologies and applications for renewable energies, urban science, and national security.

The Cloud Processes Group within the Environmental & Climate Sciences Department seeks to gain improved understanding--through remote sensing, process-level theory and analysis, and modeling studies--of the microphysical and dynamical processes that impact the lifecycle of clouds to improve their representation in climate models and increase our ability to understand and project global change. We are also interested in applying our expertise to address energy needs, such as solar energy forecasts and quantification of storm impacts on utility outages for improvement of grid resiliency and restoration.

Position Description

The Cloud Processes Group ( has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists at BNL and partner institutionson understanding deep convective processes and aerosol-convection interactions. The candidate will have a strong interest in the use of observational datasets for the study of deep convective clouds. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Examine the processes that drive the lifecycle of deep convective clouds using observations and/or modeling
  • Determine the physical reasons and pathways for environment/aerosol-convection interactions
  • Publish and present research results at national and international venues.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric science, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding processes that control clouds and/or aerosol-cloud interactions
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication and collaboration skills

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