Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis Environmental Impacts Division has an opening for a Research Scientist. The Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) group conducts analyses of energy systems and their environmental and health impacts including water-energy interactions, resource and life cycle assessment, urban meteorology and energy balance and anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Research Scientist will provide scientific leadership, applying engineering and scientific concepts to study atmospheric biogeochemistry and working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts (EAEI) Division and collaborators in other institutions. The Research Scientist will provide technical leadership and support with an emphasis on research related to analysis of regional GHG emissions including measurement quality control, spatially-resolved GHG emission maps, numerical weather and atmospheric transporting modeling, statistical inverse modeling and development of software tools.
What You Will Do:
Contribute to the development of meteorological and transport models suitable for regional GHG emission estimation and general atmospheric biogeochemistry
Conduct atmospheric transport modeling, and develop analysis techniques/tools for evaluation of transport modeling outputs
Develop statistical inverse modeling methods/techniques, conduct inverse modeling for different greenhouse gas species, and develop analysis tools to support inverse modeling
Compile outputs from atmospheric inverse modeling and analyze them to constrain regional greenhouse gas emissions
Develop new methods to improve spatially explicit GHG inventories
Conduct general data science work in collaboration with other scientists
Design, develop and manage large databases to support the GHG quantification modeling framework
Provide technical support for various analyses related to the atmospheric inverse modeling framework
Identify funding opportunities and develop proposals in order to obtain funding for innovative research areas in GHG quantification and atmospheric biogeochemistry
Author or contribute to conference presentations, LBNL reports, project reports, and refereed journal articles, summarizing methods, data sources, key results, and conclusions. Prepare written materials for a broad spectrum of internal and external audiences. Interact with other researchers within and outside of LBNL regarding research activities. Present results at scientific conferences.
What is Required:
Ph.D. and/or equivalent experience in physical science or engineering, or a related field and 5 years of work experience or equivalent combination or research and education.
At least five years experience studying and publishing in peer-reviewed journals on topic of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
Ability to work independently and multi-task.
Strong record of publications in GHG emissions quantification, statistical modeling, spatial analysis and general data analysis.
Extensive experience with synthesizing measured data, model output and expert knowledge, and development of synthesis tools.
Demonstrated analytical expertise and practical experiences in working independently to undertake research in atmospheric transport modeling, inverse analysis for GHG gas emissions and general problems in atmospheric biogeochemistry and the environment.
Broad understanding of modeling, data science, and analysis technique/tool development.
Advanced programming skills covering the diverse array of analyses including use of R/Python programing and statistical language, FORTRAN programming, GIS (geographic information system), and Linux scripting are required.
Practical experiences in high-performance parallel computing and management of large datasets are required.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively, providing, sharing and receiving creative ideas.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, collaborate with other researchers, present results at conferences, and write research reports.
Ability to work effectively as part of a research team.
Proven communication skills as lead author of technical papers, reports, and refereed journal articles.
Proficiency in developing presentations, presenting research results and representing the group at public meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Demonstrated collaboration skills to respond to short-term client needs, work with members of project teams, and collaborate with industry and international experts as needed.
Proven ability to work with multiple investigators on several concurring projects and to supervise the activities of others, as needed.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience managing junior researchers.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 18, 2019.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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