Employment Opportunities

Columbia University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Sea Ice and Atmosphere Interaction

The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Earth Institute of Columbia University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in global atmospheric modeling at its Morningside campus in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will apply radiative transfer and climate modeling to investigate the radiative interactions between sea ice and atmosphere and feedbacks in the polar climate system. The emphasis is the coupling among clouds, sea ice, and ocean in the Arctic and the effect of ice-atmosphere feedbacks (e.g., sea ice-albedo feedback and cloud feedback) on sea ice evolution and Arctic warming amplification.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, physics, or other related fields is required.
  • Have experience in radiative transfer and coding skills in Fortran.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in radiative transfer and climate modeling.
  • Experience in using satellite data (cloud and sea ice properties) for model validation.

Additional Information

Appointment will be for 1 year, with continuation pending funding and progress.

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:

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 2022-01-21.

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