Computational Scientist—Earth Systems & Environmental Analysis Modeling


9 August 2022 - 21 September 2022

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), a collaboration with the University of Maryland, seeks one or more computational scientists who wish to apply their education, training, and experience to developing scientific computer models and software that further our understanding of environmental and climate challenges.  The position involves working as part of a large interdisciplinary team of computational scientists, Earth scientists, engineers, and economists to build and improve models that connect human activities with natural Earth systems.

The anticipated tasks may include the following:

  • Development of new capabilities in the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM), including model and software design, implementation and testing.
  • Development of tools for Multisector Dynamics (MSD) analysis, including use of component models within the Global Change Intersectoral Modeling System (GCIMS), including work on developing input data for GCAM or disaggregating GCAM outputs using other tools.
  • Participation as part of the research team in close collaboration with interdisciplinary scientists at JGCRI/PNNL, and other collaborating research institutions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be expected to work with project teams, complete project tasks while working under guidance from project leaders, and select and develop technical approached on assignments with occasional oversight on moderately complex problems.
  • Contribute to the mentor-ship of junior staff and to building effective project teams
  • Contribute to model and software development products and technical reports and be encouraged to participate in research efforts.