Research Scientist- Atmospheric Model Development and Application


19 July 2021 - 18 August 2021

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory seeks a researcher to support the development and application of atmospheric models. Expected tasks under this position include:

  • Implementing, de-bugging, and evaluating new codes or code modifications;
  • Configuring numerical experiments and generating new meshes and simulation input data;
  • Performing simulations; supporting the analysis of model output and observational datasets (e.g., tracking weather features such as tropical cyclones and comparing climate states);
  • Contributing to dissemination of scientific findings of modeling studies;
  • Maintaining and managing model code repositories.

The successful candidate will contribute to multiple projects with varying modeling needs and tasks, and is expected to develop and maintain robust, clean, and easily manageable codes and scripts. Initial assignments will focus on the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) Atmosphere Model (EAM) and the Model for Prediction Across Scales – Atmosphere (MPAS-A). Familiarity with a range of model configurations, e.g., low- and high-resolution versions, regional grid refinement, the multi-model framework (MMF, also known as super-parameterization), will be highly desirable. The tasks will be assigned to best match the selected candidate.