Atmospheric Scientist

The Savannah River National Laboratory is seeking applicants for the position of Atmospheric Scientist.


Date posted

Jan. 29, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Feb. 29, 2020 12:00 am


The Savannah River National Laboratory


  • United States

Job description


Senior Scientist A

National Laboratory


Job Description

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program laboratory applying state of the art science and practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems to protect the nation. Located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), the laboratory develops and deploys innovative technologies to address some of the nation’s environmental, energy, and national security challenges.

SRNL is seeking individuals with general research experience in atmospheric modeling focused on developing an improved understanding of processes affecting contaminant fate and transport, with particular experience in research related to cloud and aerosol processes and/or terrestrial carbon science. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of an emerging research program at SRNL focused on characterizing cloud/aerosol and carbon cycling processes in the Southeast U.S. leading to improved climate models such as E3SM and to provide modeling expertise to ongoing programs to improve source attribution for customers in international nuclear nonproliferation.

Define scope of technical programs and develop effective and efficient solutions to challenges which involve unique or controversial problems. Routinely use the company’s systems and meet all the company’s requirements with little supervisory guidance. Assist in teaching newer professionals and guiding their efforts.

Incorporate conventional engineering or scientific practices and a variety of complex features such as complicated technical requirements, application of new or special materials or processes and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning where only general objectives are stated.

Coordinate various phases of the activity and perform development work in assigned field.

Define specific problems based on general problem information from management and customers.

Plan technical effort and coordinate activities with those of other divisions, departments and sections in focuses areas to solve problems.

Ensure compliance with technical requirements of assigned work, proper utilization and training of personnel operating under one's technical guidance, and compliance with approved schedules and staffing estimates.

Ensures appropriate technical performance of the end product developed and designed to resolve the original problem.

Determine scheduling and staffing requirements for assigned tasks, in collaboration with management.

Demonstrate cost and schedule consciousness through timely completion of assigned tasks and projects.

Communicate results and objectives verbally and in manuscript form to customers, colleagues and management.

Enhance expertise in field through participation in local technical societies.

Demonstrate creative ability through medium of patent disclosures, problem solving, engineering reports, technical papers and articles.

Basic Qualifications
(Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree)

  • A Ph.D. degree in applicable science or engineering discipline and 2+ years’ experience. OR a MS with 5+ years’ experience. OR a BS with 7+ years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications
(e.g. Masters Degree)

  • Atmospheric sciences or related discipline.

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