Postdoctoral Appointee – Atmospheric Scientist


Sandia is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with expertise and interest in large-scale atmospheric dynamics and variability to enable multi-step attribution of downstream climate impacts from localized sources such as volcanoes or large wildfires. To this end you will work in an interdisciplinary team to develop novel computational approaches that capture quantitative relationships between multiple variables over space and time. 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. As a climate scientist in Sandia’s Climate Systems department, your work will lie 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.