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. 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.

Appointment will be for one year with potential renewal for a second year contingent on progress and funding. Columbia University benefits are offered with this Officer of Research appointment. The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We accept online applications only.