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Columbia University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Arctic Climate Study

The Center for Climate Systems Research in the Climate School of Columbia University in New York invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position to conduct research on Arctic Climate Study.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will use observational data and climate model to study the interactions between radiation, clouds, sea ice and ocean in the polar climate system, with a focus on investigating different feedbacks (e.g., ice albedo feedback and cloud feedback) to understand the mechanism for the Arctic amplification. An innovative method (e.g., the radiative kernel approach) will be used to quantify the feedback and the satellite and in situ observations will be used to evaluate the modeling results.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will be expected to perform original research, present the results of the research at scientific meetings, and prepare publications in peer-reviewed journals.


  • A PhD in atmospheric sciences, physics, or other relevant fields is required.
  • Strong mathematical and programming skills.
  • Experience in radiative transfer modeling and satellite data analysis.
  • Expertise in running global climate simulations is not required but desired.

Additional Information

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

Initial appointment will be for 2 years, with eligibility for renewal on a fiscal year basis on July 1st contingent on performance and funding.

Application Information:

We accept online applications only.

For information on how to apply for this position, please see the Columbia University posting.

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

Salary Range: $72,000 - $75,000

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Posted 2024-04-16.

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