Columbia University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cloud System Modeling
The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Earth Institute of Columbia University is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to work on improving the representation of post-frontal mixed-phase cloud systems in atmospheric models.
The position will entail (i) developing and running aerosol-aware single-column model (SCM) and large-eddy simulations based on observations obtained during cold-air outbreak conditions observed at several long-term ground sites, and (ii) evaluating the NASA GISS ModelE3 climate model against long-term ground-based observations using a newly developed simulator approach.
The postdoctoral scientist will join a cloud and aerosol physics team that spans satellite and field measurements, turbulence-resolving modeling of aerosol-cloud interactions, and climate model development and applications.
Strong coding skills are a requirement. The postdoctoral scientist is expected to present findings at scientific conferences, and to prepare successful peer-reviewed publications in established scientific journals.
A Ph.D. obtained within the past two years in atmospheric science, engineering, Earth system science, or directly related discipline by the start of the appointment.
Experience with cloud and/or climate modeling, microphysics schemes in turbulence-resolving and/or climate models, and atmospheric observations.
Appointment will be for 1 year, with continuation pending funding and progress.
Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.
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. For information on how to apply for this position, please see the Columbia University Academic Search posting. (Be patient. The posting may take time for the info to load.)
Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran