Earth Scientist

Berkeley, California
Commensurate with experience
February 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Earth Scientist - 91917
Organization: CE-Climate & Ecosystems

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for an Earth Scientist.

What You Will Do:

  • Conduct research on the statistical characterization, detection, and attribution of climate extremes, analysis of multi-model ensembles of climate experiments; and emulators and statistical models of climate change.
  • Co-lead the CASCADE (Calibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution, and Detection of Extremes) SFA (Scientific Focus Area) as its TCM (Technical Co-Manager).
  • Serve as a program-domain leader for climate and atmospheric processes for CESD (LBNL’s Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division).
  • Produce consistent and high level of publications in peer-reviewed and high impact journals. Research may lead to patents, development of new codes.
  • Present findings at major conferences and workshops; may lead or organize conferences, and workshops.
  • Collaborate with and/or lead others in groups and forge/lead collaborations across the division, Area, Lab, and/or with external institutions.
  • Serve as project or group leader, be assisted by other scientists and engineers and support staff, have principal investigator status, and directly supervise other professionals, technical support staff, or students.
  • Prepare and present proposals and communicate directly with the funding agency. May participate on larger grants to grow new areas, programs or departments.
  • Oversee project budgets, project planning, proposal preparation, and program development.
  • Prepare reports, proposals, review documents, and presentations for sponsors.

What is Required:

  • Substantial research experience in the analysis of climate change, climate change projections and climate extremes as well as in applications of statistical extreme value analysis and uncertainty quantification.
  • Ph.D. and 10+ years of experience in atmospheric science, statistics applied to climate, physics, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead an independent research program.
  • Demonstrated record of innovation, impact, and originality.
  • Track record of scientific publication in high-quality journals.
  • 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 research.
  • Record of successful mentorship and supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.


  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • 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.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
  • For more information about the Berkeley Lab please visit:

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.