Employment Opportunities

Columbia University, Research Scientist in Atmospheric Composition and Human Health

The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Earth Institute of Columbia University invites applications for a Research Scientist position in Earth System Science. The Research Scientist conduct research to improve our understanding of interactions between socioeconomic change, emissions, atmospheric composition, climate and health that will help advance the performance of Earth system models.

The successful candidate will use GISS Earth system models and multiple sources of observed data to study the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on atmospheric composition, climate, and human health. The successful candidate will also use these tools to evaluate variability and trends in atmospheric composition and emissions of trace gases, with the goal of improving the GISS Earth system model and making modeled biosphere emissions more dynamic and adept. The Research Scientist will be expected to perform original research, present the results of the research at scientific meetings, publish first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals, and lead the development of competitive grant proposals.

Demonstrated experience in the following areas is required: extensive experience with novel techniques to detect and attribute climate change, experience with single-forcing simulations; statistical techniques to assess equilibrium climate sensitivity from multiple lines of evidence.

Applicants should have established a high-impact, multidisciplinary research program; demonstrated a record of significant research contributions through publications in peer-reviewed journals and success in raising external funding; and be able to contribute broadly to research at CCSR and GISS.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, or a related field.and have at least 7 years of post-PhD related experience

At least 5 years of experience working with model and observational data in an academic or modeling group setting.

Strong publication record.

Demonstrated strong quantitative and computing skills.

Expertise in running global climate simulations and uncertainty quantification are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience with trace gas emissions, spatial datasets, and Earth system modeling.

Evidence of an ability to develop an externally-funded research program.

Coding skills including shell, Python, and FORTRAN.

Experience communicating scientific results through the national media.

Additional Information

Appointments are for a period of 1 year and are eligible for consideration for renewal contingent upon performance and funding.

Search will remain open for at 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.

Application Information:

We accept online applications only.

For information on how to apply for this position, please see the Columbia University Human Resources posting.

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Posted 2020-08-24.

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