Thursday, May 9, 2013

Great job opportunity for a Bay Area Climate Scientist

Senior Climate Scientist

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) 

Job Description

We seek a leader to make fundamental advances in understanding the current and future evolution of Earth's climate. We particularly seek a scientist whose work addresses grand challenges in multi-scale modeling of the Earth system; interactions of hydrological and biogeochemical processes; and/or the role of cloud processes in climate forcing, feedback, and response.
The successful applicant will develop a research program integrating the considerable resources available at Berkeley Lab, the UC Berkeley campus, and the National Energy Research Supercomputing Center. This individual will be a key member of the growing Climate Science Department in the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and will develop and lead projects in a team environment combining Lab and University collaborators. 
The successful applicant will complement and extend the Climate Science Department and related programs beyond their current areas of strength, which include global climate simulations, computational climate science, cloud-resolving modeling, radiative forcing of climate, cloud-aerosol interactions, and measurement and modeling of the carbon cycle and terrestrial ecosystems. 
We will pursue a non-ladder rank appointment at the University of California, Berkeley for the successful candidate.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A PhD degree in the Earth sciences, physics, applied mathematics or a related technical field.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience post-PhD in Earth system modeling, measurement, and/or theory.
  • A demonstrable and internationally recognized record of scientific accomplishment and leadership.
  • A demonstrable and internationally recognized record of scientific publication in leading journals.
  • A proven record of extramural funding with demonstrated ability to secure and manage federal support for research activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Skill and experience in scientific computing, in particular expertise in high performance computing for climate simulation and prediction.
  • Record of leadership in institutional, programmatic, national, and/or international committees, advisory boards, and commissions is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in and to lead interdisciplinary scientific teams.

Company Description

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence.” Eleven scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students.

Here's the full job posting via Linkedin.

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