Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Coastal to Global Ocean Modeling Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Los Alamos, NM, United States

Coastal to Global Ocean Modeling Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico


Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science

and engineering on behalf of national security. The Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics group is seeking qualified applicants in the area of coastal model development and analysis. Candidates with experience in both unstructured coastal ocean modeling and earth system modeling are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will contribute heavily to development and use of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), the DOE’s new earth system model which is focused on addressing science questions relevant to its mission. A particular focus of E3SM is fully coupled, global, high-resolution simulations of the earth system relevant for studying energy and coastal impacts. Within this broader activity, Los Alamos National Laboratory is focused on the role of ocean-and-ice systems in the global climate, marine carbon cycle, land-river-ocean interactions, and the impacts of sea-level rise. This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.


Scientist 2 ($89,900 – $148,300)

Scientist 3 ($98,900 – $165,100)

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  • Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by peer-reviewed publication
  • Algorithm and/or model development contributions that have led to scientific code releases for estuarine and/or coastal modeling


In addition to duties outlined above, Scientist 3 level will:

  • Lead and guide inter-disciplinary teams, possibly encompassing both theorists and experimentalists, to develop new theoretical and computational tools for the modeling and simulation of the earth system
  • Recruit and mentor junior staff
  • Provide leadership in preparing proposals that guide future research directions of the group

Desired Skills:

  • Experience configuring and running earth system models
  • Experience mentoring students or postdocs
  • Experience developing and writing research grant proposals
  • Willingness to expand into new fields


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