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Columbia University, Research Scientist in Global Crop Modeling

The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Earth Institute of Columbia University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work in the area of global crop modeling and climate change at its Morningside campus in New York City. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will be part of an international team working to improve the responses of global crop models to atmospheric geoengineering scenarios and other perturbations including nuclear conflict or volcanic eruptions.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will help implement mechanistic processes including responses to diffuse radiation, ozone damage, and potentially UV impacts into LPJmL and if resources allow, also pDSSAT. Atmospheric geoengineering implications for global crop productivity is an emerging research field and remains largely unexplored, offering excellent opportunities for high-impact publications. The work will be integrated into the AgMIP global gridded crop modeling initiative (GGCMI), a highly collaborative and active research community with international visibility.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist is expected to present findings at national and/or international scientific conferences, and to prepare successful peer-reviewed publications in well-known scientific journals. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist must be a skilled crop modeler with experience in global crop impact analyses, ideally with existing experience using process-based models. Good coding skills are a requirement (e.g. C, R, Python) as is the ability to identify biophysical processes that can be implemented into the model(s).

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in required in earth-system sciences, geography, physics, computer science, or related field. Experience in crop modeling, global crop impact analyses. Strong coding skills (C, R, Python) and large data handling is required.

Additional Information

The anticipated target start date for this position is December 16, 2020

This position is appointed annually for up to three years contingent upon performance and funding.

Search will remain open for at least 30 days from date of posting and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Application Information

Submit your application, including a cover letter, which should detail past research experience and future interests, current CV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. 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 2020-11-13.

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