Postdoctoral Appointee -- Large-Scale Hydrodynamic Modeling/Hydrology

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Lemont, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory located near Chicago, Illinois, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Appointee specialized in large-scale hydrodynamic modeling at the Department of Hydrology, Environmental Science Division.

The Postdoctoral Appointee will work toward advancing state-of-the art hydrodynamic modeling. As such, you will build high resolution, large-scale hydrologic and hydrodynamic models to support near real-time forecasting of flood hazards, especially for urban areas and critical infrastructure.

The Postdoctoral appointee will join a group of scientists working on this project supported by Argonne’s Center for Climate Resilience and Decision Science (CCRDS). The hydrodynamic modeling will utilize the leading high performance computing platforms at ALCF (https://www.alcf.anl.gov) and other Department of Energy computing platforms.

This is a two-year term position that we want to fill immediately.

Position Requirements

  • Recent PhD (typically completed within the last 3 years) in hydrology, civil engineering or a related field.
  • Expertise in developing, modifying, and working with hydrological and hydrodynamic models (e.g., WRF-Hydro, HiPIMS, TRITON, ANUGA, etc.).
  • Understanding of hydrologic and hydrodynamic processes and coupled modeling.
  • Experience in large-scale hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling, calibration techniques, and data assimilation.
  • Knowledge of developing flood observation datasets from multiple sources.
  • Familiarity with high-performance computational platforms. Experience with GPU coding is preferred.
  • Skilled in data analysis, statistics, and visualization, especially on large datasets.
  • Experience in writing and modifying scientific code in Fortran, C, C++, CUDA and Python.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to coordinate across a broad spectrum of activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time


As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.



Similar Positions