Los Alamos National Laboratory Atmospheric Measurements & Modeling Post-Master's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Division seeks a well-rounded recent graduate for a challenging Post-Master’s student research internship. The selected candidate will work closely with their mentor in the Atmospheric Climate and Ecosystem Science (ACES) team in Earth System Observations (EES-14) group on a focused project, publish their research, and develop their career. The project entails using state-of-the art instruments to monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) and aerosol abundances in the field and using creative atmospheric inverse modeling techniques to constrain their fluxes. Our project goals are to quantify methane fluxes from dairies and oil and gas exploration and assess wildfire aerosol emission impacts on climate and human health. Interdisciplinary collaborations with modelers in EES that harness machine learning methods to combine field observations of GHGs and aerosols and 3-Dimensional winds to predict emissions will be emphasized. The student will report progress weekly to the research team, participate in LANL student symposium, present results at national meetings, and publish peer review papers. Networking at LANL and with the external research community will be stressed to build an effective career development path forward.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate should have background, skills and experience in the following:
Atmospheric Science, Physics, Chemistry or Civil/Environmental Engineering
Measurements of GHG, aerosols and/or meteorology
Atmospheric transport models
Supervised machine learning techniques
Strong collaboration, communication and drive
Attention to details to deliver good science and perform safely and securely
Strong interdisciplinary interests and drive to solve outstanding EES problems
Published thesis that demonstrates skill to perform high quality research
A M.S. Degree from an accredited program in physics, chemistry, engineering, atmospheric science or a related field completed within the past 3 years with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
Must have completed master’s degree within the last 3 years, and have not yet been accepted into another master’s program or PhD program.
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Contact Name Lopez, Alexine F C (Alexine)
Vacancy Name: IRC81497
Organization Name EES-14/Earth System Observations
Req ID: IRC81497
Category: Student - Post Master