Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in the Ocean Carbon Group.

The position will focus on quantifying and reducing uncertainty in extrapolations of sparse surface ocean pCO2 observations to global coverage. The work will involve (1) evaluation of existing extrapolations for surface ocean pCO2 within an existing testbed based in Large Ensemble climate models, (2) developing new extrapolation techniques that include explicit estimates of uncertainty, and (3) assessing implications for scientific understanding of the mechanisms of spatial and temporal variability in the ocean carbon sink. Prior experience with oceanography, carbon cycle science and statistical methods is strongly preferred.

The candidate will be expected to build strong links with collaborators in the Department of Statistics and the Data Science Institute at Columbia, and at NOAA?research laboratories.

Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in oceanography. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to use independent judgment required. Evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high quality research is required.

Proposed start date is November 1st 2020, with some flexibility. Appointments will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress.

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

Please visit our online application site at:

for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

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

The Lamont community values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

We accept online applications only.