Berkeley Lab's Earth and Environmental Sciences Area has an opening for a Research or Staff Scientist in Watershed Hydrology
The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EESA) of Berkeley Lab is advancing and integrating diverse expertise to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into scalable solutions that simultaneously sustain the Earth's environment and the growing need for energy and water resources.
The Earth Scientist in this position will have a record of innovative research in hydrology and will develop and utilize novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: watershed response to extreme events and climate change; critical zone ecohydrology and hydrogeochemistry; aquifer storage and recovery; and bedrock flow and reactions relevant to subsurface energy strategies.
The incumbent (at either Research or Staff level) is expected to develop a vibrant, extramurally supported frontier research program, contribute to exciting team-based EESA projects, and take advantage of world-class experimental facilities at Berkeley Lab. At the Staff Scientist level, the incumbent may serve in a Department or Program Head leadership roles. Active collaboration with UC Berkeley is expected, and may have a formal affiliation with campus.
What You Will Do:
Develop and utilize novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems.
Conduct innovative research and publish in peer reviewed and high impact journals
Regularly present findings at major conferences and workshops
Lead or organize conferences and workshops.
Contribute to Lab and Community Professional Service
Collaborate with and/or lead others in groups and forge/lead collaborations across the Area, Lab and with colleagues at external institutions.
At the Staff Scientist level the incumbent may also:
Directly supervise and mentor other professionals, technical support staff, or students in support of independent project(s).
Oversee a Program or Department within EESA
Develop and maintain funding
Have an affiliation with UC Berkeley
Lead and participate in team projects
What is Required:
Substantial research experience in utilizing novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems
Demonstrated ability to develop and lead an independent research program
Demonstrated record of innovation, impact and originality
Publication record aligned with EESA peers at same level
Demonstrated ability to establish collaborations and interact with members of scientific groups.
Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and attract support from funding agencies.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent
Record of successful mentorship and supervision
Excellent oral and written skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Geography or related fields
Postdoctoral experience with demonstrated independent research
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled
Career Appointment - This is a full time career appointment.
This position may be hired at the Research or Staff Scientist level, depending on business needs, and selected candidate's skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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 be primarily performed at:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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