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Radar Meteorologist

Job ID 3069 Date posted 06/13/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview
The Environmental & Climate Sciences Department (ECSD) ( at Brookhaven National Laboratory focuses on a wide range of theoretical, experimental, and field studies in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's climate and energy research agendas. Work is supported by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility (, an observations-based program that measures aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, and atmospheric dynamics; the Atmospheric Systems Research Program (, and the Environmental System Science Program ( This work is pursued with the ultimate goal of improving predictability and reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate models. The department research portfolio also includes development of environmental technologies and applications for renewable energies, urban science, and national security.

The Environmental and Climate Sciences Department ( at Brookhaven National Laboratory has an opening for a Radar Analyst for Climate Science. The successful candidate will join the Cloud Processes Group ( is recognized for its state-of-the-art observational and modeling studies of the microphysical and dynamical processes that impact the lifecycle of clouds, with the aim of improving their representation in earth system models and increase our ability to understand and project global change.

Position Description

In the position of Radar Meteorologist you will be responsible for the characterization of radar measurements, and the design, development, and maintenance of radar strategies, tools and/or data products, scientific analysis of observations collected by the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility ( You will alsoanalyze and assess radar datasets, to include but not be limited to, comparisons with instrument simulators and/or forecast model outputs. You will have a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community, and will be responsible for communicating radar performance issues, and providing recommendations to management and thARM community regarding radar operations and future planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use and develop software, tools and products to perform scientific evaluation, analysis and visualization of radar datasets and related atmospheric science data to study cloud and precipitation processes

  • Analyze radar datasets to assess performance and diagnose issues

  • Interact with outside collaborators on radar performance issues, progress and future planning

  • Present results at internal and external scientific meetings

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • MS degree with 3 years experience or PhD degree with one year experience, in meteorology, engineering, or a related discipline

  • Expertise in high-level programming languages (may include Python, C, IDL, Matlab)

  • Experience working in a Linux/UNIX environment

  • Working knowledge of fundamentals and best practices of modern software development, including a deep understanding of various languages, technologies

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills

  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree and 6+ years, or Doctorate and +2 years post-PhD

  • Experience with unprocessed radar data, polarimetric estimates and/or Doppler spectra

  • Knowledge of machine learning practices


  • Candidate will be hired at the appropriate level commensurate with depth and breadth of experience.

  • Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • The position reports directly to Dr. Scott Giangrande.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)

  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs

  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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