Earth Scientist (Hydrology)

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Research/Science
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CE-Climate & Ecosystems
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Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area has an opening for a Research or Staff Scientist in Watershed Hydrology

The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EESA) of Berkeley Lab is advancing and integrating diverse expertise to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into scalable solutions that simultaneously sustain the Earth’s environment and the growing need for energy and water resources.  

The Earth Scientist in this position will have a record of innovative research in hydrology and will develop and utilize novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: watershed response to extreme events and climate change; critical zone ecohydrology and hydrogeochemistry; aquifer storage and recovery; and bedrock flow and reactions relevant to subsurface energy strategies.

The incumbent (at either Research or Staff level) is expected to develop a vibrant, extramurally supported frontier research program, contribute to exciting team-based EESA projects, and take advantage of world-class experimental facilities at Berkeley Lab. At the Staff Scientist level, the incumbent may serve in a Department or Program Head leadership roles. Active collaboration with UC Berkeley is expected, and may have a formal affiliation with campus.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop and utilize novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems.

  • Conduct innovative research and publish in peer reviewed and high impact journals

  • Regularly present findings at major conferences and workshops

  • Lead or organize conferences and workshops.

  • Contribute to Lab and Community Professional Service

  • Collaborate with and/or lead others in groups and forge/lead collaborations across the Area, Lab and with colleagues at external institutions.

At the Staff Scientist level the incumbent may also:

  • Directly supervise and mentor other professionals, technical support staff, or students in support of independent project(s).

  • Oversee a Program or Department within EESA

  • Develop and maintain funding

  • Have an affiliation with UC Berkeley

  • Lead and participate in team projects

What is Required:

  • Substantial research experience in utilizing novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead an independent research program

  • Demonstrated record of innovation, impact and originality

  • Publication record aligned with EESA peers at same level

  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborations and interact with members of scientific groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and attract support from funding agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent

  • Record of successful mentorship and supervision

  • Excellent oral and written skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Geography or related fields

  • Postdoctoral experience with demonstrated independent research


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled

Notes:

  • Appointment Type:

    • Career Appointment - This is a full time career appointment.

  • This position may be hired at the Research or Staff Scientist level, depending on business needs, and selected candidate’s skills, knowledge, and abilities.

  • Work Schedule:

    • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Background Check:

    • 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.

 

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 and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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