Summary Description: The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in cryospheric sciences. Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth's chemical, physical and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth's interactions with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric and climate systems; cryospheric sciences; paleoclimate and biogeoscience.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Glaciology, Geophysics or related disciplines.
Preferred Qualifications: We encourage applications from those with a background in remote sensing, surface mass balance, regional modeling and ice sheets data. A clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of cryospheric science desirable. Fieldwork experience is a plus. Excellent programming and/or mathematical skills (e.g., Matlab) and the ability to work in a team while developing his/her own research ideas preferred. Expertise in applying for funding to funding agencies and management of scientific projects are preferred.
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