Senior Atmospheric Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 302008
Directorate: Fundamental and Computational Sciences
Division: Atmospheric Science and Global Change
Group: Atmospheric Chem & Meteorology
Job Description
The Atmospheric Science and Global Change Division ( within the Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate at PNNL is seeking a senior scientist with demonstrated broad expertise in the areas of experimental, theoretical, and numerical atmospheric chemistry and/or physics. This individual will lead a talented team in expanding a research program that integrates laboratory and field studies of aerosol chemistry, ice nucleation, radiative transfer, and other atmospheric properties within the broader climate science program of the division. The successful candidate will provide scientific leadership for laboratory and field studies, the integration of observational results with atmospheric physical and chemical process models, and prioritization of research efforts with respect to their impact on climate prediction. Researchers at PNNL have access to a full range of state-of-the-art research and measurement tools, including the instrumentation and world-class laboratory facilities of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (, the Atmospheric Measurements Laboratory, and the G-1 research aircraft (part of the DOE ARM Aerial Facility).
Job ID: 302008
Minimum Requirements
Scientist, Level V
- Minimum Education Requirement: BS 9+ years experience, MS 7+ years experience, PhD 5+ years experience
- Technical Expertise: National or international authority. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of scientific or engineering principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
- Level of Responsibility: Exercises an identifiable expertise by making significant and progressive contributions.
- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Advances state of the art technologies and concepts.
Scientist, Level VI (Laboratory Fellow)
- Minimum Education Requirement: PhD 7+ years experience (distinguished personal achievements)
- Technical Expertise: Widely recognized international/national authority. Technical contributions recognized as having a very substantial impact on advancing the current state of knowledge and understanding in scientific or technical disciplines.
- Level of Responsibility: Nationally recognized Laboratory authority in a broad specialization or a narrow, intensely specialized field.
- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Innovates new technologies that define scientific and technical directions/frontiers.
The successful candidate will have a PhD, a significant history of publication in peer-reviewed journals, and a minimum or 3 years of team leadership experience in the areas including aerosol chemistry and physics; five or more years of experience is strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to consistently secure funding for and lead teams in innovative research that has been published in the peer reviewed literature.

Experience with measurements and instrument technology is required as is experience in using measurements to inform and improve atmospheric models. The successful candidate must also display the ability to foster cross-group collaboration to support large, integrated research projects.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States

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