U.S. nationals/PhD Intern: Integrated Watershed Modeling

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA, United States
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Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a Ph.D. intern for research related to integrated watershed modeling, focusing on understanding and quantifying effects of land use change and water management practices (e.g, irrigation and reservoir operations) in the historical period and under projected climatic and social-economic changes. The selected candidate is expected to participate in a study on applying a public domain watershed model, to improve the scientific understanding of how to adapt water management practices to cope with projected socio-economic and climate changes. This position is for six months (or a semester).

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Computer programming is required, with a preference for skills in matlab, R, C, Fortran, and shell scripting languages. Familiarity with the Variable Infiltration Capacity model is strongly preferred, but other watershed models (e.g., SWAT) might be sufficient. Familiarity with climate model output, NetCDF and HDF data formats are an asset. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at 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 BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.