Satellite Meteorologist and Climate Modeler

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Satellite Meteorologist and Climate Modeler in the PCMDI project with expertise in satellite measurements and derived datasets for Earth system model evaluation. Your research will span topics in model-observation comparison, including the construction of model evaluation datasets, statistical evaluation of observational uncertainty, the design and execution of global model simulations and the analysis of single and multi-model ensembles to quantify and constrain uncertainty in predictions of Earth system behavior. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division, Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Conduct detailed complex quantitative comparisons of climate model results with satellite observations.
- Design and run model simulations for hypothesis-based scientific investigations of the causes of climate and Earth system variability and change.
- Publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present technical results at scientific conferences.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Travel as required.
- Participate in the development of research proposals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- PhD in meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience working with satellite-based atmospheric sounding measurements.
- Significant experience in the comparison of weather or climate model results with satellite observations.
- Ability to effectively perform independent research.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations.
- Experience collaborating effectively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds.
- Proficiency in software development using Python.
Desired Qualifications:
- Experience designing and performing simulations using atmospheric general circulation or coupled Earth system models.
- Understanding of factors affecting satellite passive-sensor retrieval algorithms, including instrument calibration drift and satellite orbital changes

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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