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Columbia University Associate Research Scientist in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001466

Field(s) of Specialization Global climate models, Cryospheric science, Data Analysis

Position Title Associate Research Scientist

Department EIM General

Division Earth Institute

Location Morningside

Summary Description

The Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) in the Earth Institute, Columbia University in New York invites applicants for an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) appointment to conduct research into atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere interactions that will help improve the performance of global climate models, and constrain their predictions of sea level, oceans, and ice sheet loss.

The Associate Research Scientist will use GISS climate models and multiple sources of observed data to study the processes of interactive ice sheet dynamics, ice sheet/ice shelf interaction with the ocean, the impacts of freshwater on sea level, sea ice and circulation. The data identified by the Associate Research Scientist is used to improve the GISS global climate model and make the model response to cryospheric change more coherent and more skillful. The Associate Research Scientist will perform original research, present the results of the research at scientific meetings, and publish first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as leading grant proposals.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in ocean or cryospheric science or related field and at least two years post-PhD relevant experience is required. • Strong mathematics and programming skills. • Expertise in running global climate simulations and uncertainty quantification are required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with polar ocean processes and datasets • Interest in bridging the gap between observations and modeling in meaningful ways.

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 02/05/2020

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Proposed Start Date 05/01/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Research

  • List of References

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