Postdoctoral Appointee – Climate/Atmospheric/Computational Scientist


Sandia is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with expertise and interest in large-scale atmospheric dynamics and variability to improve attribution of downstream climate impacts from localized sources such as volcanoes or large wildfires. As a climate scientist in Sandia’s Climate Systems department, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team to discover, understand, and communicate how climate hazards arising from coupled interactions within the climate system, and exposure to those hazards, contribute to climate-induced risks in society. The environmental, social, and economic disruptions from climate impacts challenge security at home and abroad motivating Sandia’s approach ( to climate change as a national and global security threat. This work lies at the interface of climate sciences, computational modeling, data analytics, machine learning, spatiotemporal statistics, optimization, and uncertainty quantification. Success in this position requires the desire to distill and communicate scientific information in societally relevant terms.