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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Climate Science

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Columbia Climate School at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative, graduating doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in a broad range of issues in climate change and sustainable development.

The Columbia Climate School Postdoctoral Research program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as artificial intelligence (AI) and climate, carbon management, climate finance and risk, coastal viability, disaster resilience, energy storage, and the food transition. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies or who are interested in developing cross-disciplinary approaches during their post-doctoral training will find unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of sustainable development research.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute knowledge to addressing the climate crisis or contributing to global sustainable development and climate change. Candidates may suggest contributing to or expanding on existing Climate School programs or developing new projects that integrate the breadth of expertise of the Earth Institute and other research units. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to applying. Potential mentors and their associated research projects are described online. Candidates are also encouraged to scope additional members of the Columbia Climate School who hold the rank of Assistant Professor / Research Scientist or higher. These are 24-month appointments starting in the fall. The salary is $71,640.

For more information about the program, the diversity fellowship, and to apply, visit our website, or email
upcoming deadlineaccepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Columbia University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Artificial Intelligence
Atmospheric Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Artificial Intelligence
Ecological Modeling
Ecological Risk Analysis
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Water Use

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