Employment Opportunities

Columbia University, Associate Research Scientist in Remote Sensing

The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Earth Institute of Columbia University nvites applicants for an Associate Research Scientist appointment to study cloud-aerosol interactions through numerical modeling and analysis of remote sensing and airborne measurements.

The Associate Research Scientist will study aerosol-cloud interactions in the meteorological context of cold air outbreaks with an overarching goal of assessing and advancing model physics in the GISS climate model (ModelE). In conjunction with a science team devoted to characterizing cold air outbreaks over the NW Atlantic through a multi-aircraft field campaign, the Associate Research Scientist will analyze remote sensing and in situ measurements, design, conduct, and analyze large-eddy simulations, and evaluate the fidelity of the column physics of ModelE to represent cold air outbreaks and the associated aerosol-mediated cloud regime transitions using single-column model simulations. The Associate Research Scientist will perform original research, present novel results at scientific meetings, publish first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to funding proposalsnvites applicants for an Associate Research Scientist appointment to study cloud-aerosol interactions through numerical modeling and analysis of remote sensing and airborne measurements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in atmospheric science or related field and at least two years post-PhD relevant experience is required.
  • Strong mathematics and programming skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a vital member of a large, multi-institutional research team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with numerical modeling, including large-eddy simulations and single-column model simulations of boundary-layer cloud systems.
  • Experience working with in situ and remote sensing datasets of clouds, aerosols, and meteorology.
  • Experience with 1D and 3D radiative transfer simulations of cloudy atmospheres both in atmospheric windows and within atmospheric absorption bands.

Additional Information

This is a full-time officer of research position and provides a comprehensive salary and benefits package.

For information on how to apply for this position, please see the Columbia University Academic Search posting. (Be patient. The site is slow and it will take time for the info to load.)

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Posted 2021-08-30

+ Return to GISS Employment Opportunities page