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Postdoctoral Researcher - Climate Analysis Group

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, (US)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.


$108,840 Annually

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the areas of clouds and convection with the goal of improving performance of global storm resolving models through comparison to Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program observations. Research topics may include the mechanistic understanding of clouds, convection and land-atmosphere interactions.

This position is with LLNL’s ASR THREAD project and will sit in the Climate Analysis Group in the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division.

In this role you will



  • Diagnose and improve global storm resolving models through comparison to data from ground-based and satellite observations.
  • Perform modeling tasks using cloud resolving models or large-eddy simulations.
  • Conduct research on the processes governing the transitions in boundary layer turbulence, clouds, convection, and land-atmosphere interaction.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and present technical results at scientific conferences.
  • Travel as required to coordinate research with collaborators.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.







  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or related field.
  • Experience conducting research in atmospheric sciences or closely related fields.
  • Experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: cloud microphysics, turbulence and cloud schemes, and convective-scale modeling
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by published results and presentations.
  • Experience collaborating effectively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds and ability to travel to coordinate research with collaborators.


Qualifications We Desire





  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience with parameterization modification and development


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years, open to those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

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External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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