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Postdoctoral Scholar (Energy Geosciences)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Nov. 22, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Scholar (Energy Geosciences)
  • Science
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Berkeley, CA
    United States
  • Dec. 22, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Sciences - General
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Postdoctoral Scholar (Energy Geosciences) – 84259
Organization: GO-Energy Geosciences

Position Summary:
The Energy Geosciences Division ( at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( welcomes applicants for a postdoctoral associate position in the field of integrated hydrologic modeling. The principal effort of the position will be on a project focusing on a watershed straddling the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley interface, with the goal to better understand groundwater storage dynamics. This role will require the integration of remote sensing and historical data into a numerical groundwater-surface water model. The developed model will be used to assess and forecast system perturbations like climate extremes (e.g. prolonged periods of drought, high intensity rainfall events, etc.) and changes in water management (e.g. increases in managed aquifer recharge, changes in agricultural practices, etc.). You will have experience developing and running hydrologic simulations and a working knowledge of high performance computing environments.

What You Will Do:

  •  Analyze and assess historical water-use, meteorological, and remote sensing datasets such as GRACE.
  •  Develop and apply high-resolution/high-fidelity integrated hydrologic models.
  •  Collaborate and engage with a team of hydrologists, climatologists, and computer scientists to improve predictive capabilities of groundwater dynamics.
  •  Synthesize large datasets generated by high performance computing.
  •  Author peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports.

What is Required:

  •  PhD in hydrology, civil, or environmental engineering.
  •  Experience in numerical hydrologic models.
  •  Experience in cluster and/or high performance computing environments.
  •  Experience working with and manipulating large datasets with scripting languages such as C++, python, etc..
  •  Ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists.
  •  Ability to author peer-reviewed journal publications and technical reports.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 10, 2017.


  •  This is a full time, 1 year and 8 months, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  •  This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  •  Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
  •  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.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 ( Click here ( to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".

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