Postdoctoral Research Associate – Aerosol-Convection Interaction (TRACER and GOAMAZON-related)


The Environmental & Climate Sciences Department ( at 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 Environmental Systems 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.

Position Description
The Cloud Processes group is currently seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our dynamic and collaborative team. We specialize in cutting-edge cloud research, employing a range of methodologies including modeling, observations, theoretical development, and analysis. Our focus centers on investigating cloud dynamical, microphysical, and radiative processes that significantly influence cloud lifecycle, with particular emphasis on aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong interest in exploring the impact of aerosols on the lifecycle of deep convective clouds, utilizing high-resolution modeling techniques and/or conducting observational data analysis. The research will primarily revolve around DOE ARM field campaigns, specifically the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) and Green Ocean Amazon 2014/5 (GoAmazon). This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.