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Full-time Position in Meteorology / Atmospheric Sciences

The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is seeking versatile and highly motivated candidates for a full-time position in the Atmospheric Technologies Group (ATG).


Date posted

Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:10 AM

Application deadline

Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:10 AM


Savannah River National Laboratory


  • United States

Job description

The ATG conducts a comprehensive applied meteorology program for the U. S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and performs atmospheric research for U.S. national security interests in the areas of international nuclear nonproliferation, emergency response, carbon science, climate change, and renewable energy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: coordinating the ongoing development and realtime application of ATG’s regional atmospheric modeling system for emergency response; serving as ATG’s technical liaison with SRS, local, and state officials for emergency response modeling products and services; coordinating operations of ATG’s meteorological forecast facility to ensure reliable acquisition and dissemination of incoming data streams, including NOAAPort; preparing meteorological forecasts, meteorological data sets and climatological analyses for numerous SRS clients; and providing expert consultations and analyses on a variety of applied problems including regulatory-based atmospheric dispersion modeling for air quality and nuclear safety assessments.  The selected candidate may also team with other ATG scientists on a variety of research projects, including participation in field experiments involving sampling airborne contaminants.

ATG’s assets includes a comprehensive local network of meteorological towers with extensive databases, LIDAR, field deployable SODAR, a 30-meter carbon flux tower, a 330 meter Tall Tower facility equipped for meteorological and trace gas measurements, and a dedicated high-performance computing cluster.

Qualifications:  A MS or PhD in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences with 5 to 15 years of broad experience in applied atmospheric modeling, weather forecasting, and meteorological instrumentation, data collection, and analysis. In addition, the successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and must have working familiarity with the regulatory requirements/guidance applicable to emergency response, air quality modeling, and meteorological monitoring (EPA, NRC, DOE). 

The SRNL is located on the U. S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina near Augusta, GA, and is operated for DOE by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC.   For more information contact:  Mr. Chuck Hunter, 803-725-2953,   Interested candidates should apply through under Careers > Career Opportunities. Please refer to job number 1402BR. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Savannah River National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. U.S. citizenship is required.


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