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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001627

Field(s) of Specialization Ocean and Climate Physics

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department EIL Lamont Divisions

Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Summary Description

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) in the Division of Ocean and Climate Physics, under the mentorship of Professor Lorenzo Polvani, Dr. Michael Previdi and Dr. Karen Smith.

The PDRS will contribute to a project investigating the mechanism underlying Arctic climate change and polar amplification. We seek an atmospheric/climate scientist with prior experience analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting large datasets. The researcher is expected to present findings at national and international scientific conferences, to prepare publications for submission to scientific journals, and to participate in other activities related to the project.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Atmospheric, Climate, or Earth System Science, or related field is required. Prior scientific experience, strong coding skills (e.g., Python, R, Matlab, Fortran, etc.) and experience with designing, configuring and conducting model simulations is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

Appointment will be for one year with potential renewal for a second year contingent on progress and funding.

Search will remain open for a least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 04/30/2020

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

All prospective candidates must apply online.

Proposed Start Date

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

Optional Documents