Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Atmospheric Sciences.The successful candidate will work on a NASA funded project that aims to understand the interactions between the Arctic sea ice and the atmosphere. The work will involve the use of NASA observational and reanalysis products and the development and use of novel causal inference methods to infer the causal relationships between moisture intrusion, Arctic temperature, clouds and aerosols, surface radiative and turbulent fluxes, and Arctic sea ice area and thickness on daily to weekly timescales. The work will also investigate the representation of the sea ice and atmosphere interactions in state-of-the-art climate models and design and perform targeted model experiments to quantify and understand potential model deficiencies in simulating the processes.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will join the vibrant research community at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory under the mentorship of Drs. Yutian Wu, Mingfang Ting, Richard Seager, Marco Tedesco, Patrick Alexander at Lamont and Clara Orbe, NASA GISS and Nathan Kurtz, NASA GSFC.

Candidates must have a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or related field. Research experience in atmospheric dynamics and/or remote sensing and/or cryosphere and familiarity with causal inference methods and climate modeling is strongly preferred.

Appointment will be for 1 year, with renewal for two more years pending funding availability and progress.

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 offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

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