Employment Opportunities

Columbia University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Ocean and Cryosphere Interactions

The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Climate School of Columbia University in New York invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position to conduct research into ocean and cryosphere interactions that will help improve the performance of global climate model parameterizations, and constrain their predictions of sea level, oceans, and ice sheet loss. Appointment is made annually and is contingent upon funding and performance.

The successful candidate will use NASA/GISS climate models and multiple sources of observed data to study the processes of ice sheet/ice shelf interaction with the ocean, the impacts of freshwater on sea level, sea ice and circulation, with an emphasis on the polar oceans. The goal is to use these analyses to improve the GISS global climate model and make the model response to cryospheric change more coherent and more skillful. The postdoc will be expected to perform original research, present the results of the research at scientific meetings, and publish first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals.


  • Successful applicants must have a PhD. in ocean or cryospheric science or a similar field.
  • Strong mathematics and programming skills are also a requirement.
  • Strong candidates will have prior experience with polar ocean processes and datasets and will be interested in bridging the gap between observations and modeling in meaningful ways.
  • Expertise in running global climate simulations and uncertainty quantification are desirable.

    Additional Information

    Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1st, contingent upon performance and funding.

    The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

    Columbia University benefits accompany 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 Academic Search posting.

    EEO Statement

    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Posted 2022-07-23.

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