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Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University in New York City, New York
Date Posted 01/18/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002154
Field(s) of Specialization Wildfire Modeling
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department EIL Lamont Divisions
Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Summary Description

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions in the field of wildfire modeling. The successful candidates will work with a team led by Professors Park Williams and Pierre Gentine to develop a new wildfire model for the western United States using machine learning and dynamic vegetation modeling. The wildfire model will be used to disentangle the various drivers of increased western United States wildfire activity in recent decades, to make near-term forecasts of wildfire likelihood, and to make longer-term simulations to inform sustainable management and policy.

The positions will be located primarily on the main campus of Columbia University in Manhattan. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the work will begin remotely with regular remote meetings with the research team and will transition to Columbia University at a time when it is safe and feasible for each successful applicant.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in a field related to environmental or computer science

Strong background in statistical programming or data sciences.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with statistical modeling, ecosystem analysis and/or modeling, and analyzing large and disparate datasets are highly desired.

Creative thinking and independence will be valued.

Additional Information

This position is renewable on an annual basis for up to (3) years. Current funding is in place for 2 years.

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.

RAPS posting date 01/15/2021
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant

We accept online applications only.

Proposed Start Date
EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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