The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades, New York invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position to conduct collaborative research under the mentorship of Lamont-Doherty researchers with expertise in climate dynamics, climate modeling, and geochemical proxy reconstructions.
The NSF-sponsored research will focus on understanding how orbital insolation changes influenced the climate of the Mediterranean, as reflected in paleoclimate archives and global climate model simulation, and on the implications of past mechanisms for understanding and sharpening climate projections for the region.
Activities will include:
Performing diagnostic analyses of existing paleoclimate model experiments
Planning, conducting and analyzing designated climate model experiments
Leading in the writing, publication, and presentation of the study results.
Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, or related disciplines and have demonstrated competence in analyzing observational data and output of model simulations. Experience in running global climate model experiments is an asset. We put a strong emphasis on excellent communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills, independent judgment, and demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high-quality research.
The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.
Tentative start date is January 1, 2024, with some flexibility. Appointment will be for one year, with continuation for a second year, dependent on available funding and research progress.
Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.
The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.
Salary range: $70,000-$70,000
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Michela Biasutti (biasutti@LDEO.columbia.edu) to discuss the position before applying.
We accept online applications only.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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