Senior Computational Scientist, Earth System Science


Overview and Purpose: The Computational Earth Sciences Group (CESG) in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) is seeking a Senior Computational Scientist in Earth System Science. The candidate will develop and apply analytical, workflow, and data management tools and methods, including artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) approaches, for data from Earth system models and observations for the next generation Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF2) project. CSED focuses on transdisciplinary computational science and analytics at scale to enable scientific discovery across the physical sciences, engineered systems, and biomedicine and health. It develops community applications, data assets, and technologies and provides assurance to build knowledge and impact in novel, crosscut-science outcomes.

The candidate will be a senior staff scientist within the CESG of the Advanced Computing Methods for Physical Sciences Section in CSED. The CESG is focused on the conduct of world-class research and development in Earth system modeling; model-data integration, large scale data management, analytics and machine learning; and model benchmarking at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Leadership Computing Facilities (LCFs) and its National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). The CESG has specific strengths in numerical methods, simulation, and analysis focused on terrestrial hydrology and biogeochemistry, atmospheric and ocean dynamics, aerosols, regional climate, ice sheets and sea level rise, and the global carbon cycle.