Employer: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Simulation of offshore wind-energy flows is a complex multidisciplinary problem. To better address this problem, NREL’s National Wind Technology Center is seeking a researcher with a strong background in the theory, numerical modeling, and simulation of the atmosphere, ocean, and their interaction.In particular, we seek a candidate with in-depth knowledge of marine boundary layer processes, mesoscale modeling, microscale large-eddy simulation (LES) experience, and/or coupling ocean models or wave models with atmospheric models or LES. The candidate can expect to develop and apply new modeling techniques for marine atmospheric flows within WRF and LES codes, conduct and assess simulations, use observations to perform validation, and to identify and tackle the latest research questions in marine atmospheric sciences and offshore wind energy.We offer a unique collaborative environment with world-renowned scientists in the area of renewable energy and atmospheric sciences. The scientist will be involved in strategic research decisions at NREL and within the research community in the U.S.The candidate will have excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills and will be expected to publish results in high-impact technical journals and present work at conferences, symposia, and review meetings. The candidate will also be expected to support the development of new work proposals and reviews.