Geospatial Hydrology Postdoctoral Researcher
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 03/05/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Job Title||Geospatial Hydrology Postdoctoral Researcher|
|Location||Los Alamos, NM, US|
|Organization Name||EES-14/Earth System Observations|
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. You will work in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, and will be primarily engaged with the Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Sciences Team. Team members will support and enrich you research and professional goals through their outstanding breadth and depth of expertise in their respective fields.
Research efforts associated with this position include:
You will work with a multi-disciplinary team of observational and computational hydrologists, geomorphologists, and computer scientists in effort to develop a global, network-based model of river connectivity by fusing various existing observational geospatial datasets. A flow routing scheme will be integrated into the river network model and validated with streamflow observations in order to assess flood risk under various climate scenarios. While the overarching research goals for the project have been established, there is significant flexibility in the way these goals can be achieved. Depending on your interests, you research could include components of remote sensing, machine learning, geospatial data fusion, or database development. You will have access to ample high-performance computing resources. A self-motivated, creative postdoc will find this environment conducive to intellectual and professional growth. A comprehensive knowledge of the novel components of the research activities will not be necessary as on-the-job training will support your success through a collaborative team atmosphere.
What You Need
We seek applications from diverse candidates with experience in any of the following research areas: geospatial data assimilation and analysis, streamflow modeling, river fluxes and/or flood risk, watershed science, or computer science.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education/Experience: A PhD earned no more than five years ago in earth science, computer science, civil engineering, climate science, geography, or closely related fields is required.
Note to Applicants:
Send a curriculum vitae including names and contact information of three references, a one-page cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests, and your earliest start date to Jon Schwenk at email@example.com Please entitle the subject line “Global River Network Postdoc Search.” Applications will be reviewed as received, and we hope to fill the position as soon as possible. Additional questions may be included in your application.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, or J. Robert Oppenheimer. For general information related to the Postdoc Program, salary, and benefits go to: http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php . Salary ranges can be found at: https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-salary-guidelines.php .
The position will ultimately require relocation to the Los Alamos/Santa Fe area. Los Alamos and Santa Fe offer a unique blend of cultural, outdoor, and historical activities. See https://livability.com/nm/los-alamos/experiences-adventures/8-reasons-to-move-to-los-alamos-nm and https://www.lanl.gov/community/visitors/living-in-los-alamos.php for more info.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.