Postdoctoral Researcher – Convective Processes (TRACER-related)


The Environmental & Climate Sciences Department ( 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. The majority of the 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 is widely recognized for its state-of-the-art observational and modeling studies of the microphysical and dynamical processes that impact the lifecycle of clouds, with the aim of improving their representation in earth system models and increase our ability to understand and project global change.

Position Description

The Cloud Processes group has an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join an exciting, collaborative group that spearheads innovative cloud research using modeling, observations, theoretical development, and analysis methodologies for the study of cloud dynamical, microphysical, and radiative processes that impact cloud lifecycle, particularly with a focus on aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions. The selected candidate will have a strong interest in the study of processes that impact the lifecycle of deep convective clouds using high-resolution modeling and/or observational data analysis. Your research will focus on the Tracking Aerosol Convection interactions Experiment (; TRACER) a DOE ARM field campaign currently taking place in the Houston, TX region. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.