Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Nov 08, 2018
Dec 08, 2018
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Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science

and engineering on behalf of national security. The Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) team at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates for a staff scientist position in the modeling of ocean-land interface processes for climate applications.

This team develops advanced ocean and ice models for the study of climate change and its impact on regions and societal assets throughout the globe. We seek candidates with diverse research experience, with a preference for individuals with one or more of the following: experience and knowledge of coastal-zone ecogeomorphology, remote sensing and/or climate modeling; experience in construction, analysis and/or application of physical models; and the incorporation of in-situ and remote observations for model development, testing and application. This position will be filled at either the Scientist 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

Scientist 3 ($96,600 - $161,300)

Scientist 4 ($116,900 - $197,000)

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  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, Climate Modeling, Physics, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by submission and publication in refereed journals
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other project members to understand, evaluate and improve our ability to simulate one or more aspects of the evolving land-river-estuary-ocean interface
  • Experience in proposal writing, project management and mentoring

Additional requirements for Scientist 4:

  • Demonstrated experience building and leading effective teams and enhancing the technical and professional skills of junior and experienced staff through active mentoring and training
  • Established track record as the lead in technical decision-making and direction at the large-scale project level
  • Evidence of skill in developing new program initiatives relevant to the Department of Energy’s climate modeling mission


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