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Research Scientist, Wind Energy Applications

Scientists/Scientific Support

Job Description

Job ID: 307582
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a research scientist to advance our wind energy research portfolio through a combination of scientific activities and program development. The successful candidate will join a growing team of PNNL scientists and contribute to existing projects targeted at improving resource characterization (both on and off-shore) and improving estimates of turbulence inflow in the context of a coupled measurements and modeling approach. In addition, the candidate will work with existing PNNL leadership to continue to develop PNNL’s wind energy research portfolio.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with at least 7 years’ experience or a Master's degree with 5 years’ experience or a PhD with 3 years.

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD with 10 years’ experience.
• Expertise in atmospheric sciences and analysis of boundary-layer turbulence.
• Experience with WRF and/or other modeling systems and high-performance computing.
• Experience in analysis of boundary layer observations or simulations for wind energy applications.
• Successful history of leading research teams and leading development of funded proposals
• Demonstrated ability to lead publications to completion in refereed journals
• Must be a technical expert who selects and widely applies principles, theories and concepts in a major field of specialization

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307582
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change
Group: Earth System Analysis & Modeling