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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Employer
Columbia University, Climate School
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Columbia Climate School at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative, doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in Climate Justice, a critical focus area that cuts across its four main priority areas of the Climate School (Decarbonization, Coastal Viability, Food for Humanity, and Disaster Resilience). We also encourage applicants whose work focuses on the following: modeling and prediction; communication, policy, legal and financial tools. The Columbia Climate School, in support of its Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship program, seeks the recruitment of outstanding Postdoctoral scholars from historically underrepresented group to reflect the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates more closely. 

The Columbia Climate School provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of climate and sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, public health, and environmental degradation, among others. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of research around climate and related issues of planetary sustainability.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research focusing on Climate Justice. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to submitting an application, but no cost share will be required from the mentor, this is fully funded. The Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network, as well as our other Earth Networks, are places that we suggest for looking for prospective mentors. It is not required to pick a mentor affiliated with a Network, however a mentor must be a Columbia faculty member, research professor, or research scientist/scholar.

In addition to their own research, the candidate will spend 10-25% of their effort supporting  the Climate School’s diversity efforts, and up to 25% of their effort on work and research for our Earth Networks that focus on Climate Justice and related work.

The deadline to submit an application is January 16, 2021 for 36-month appointments starting in the fall of 2022. The salary is $71,640

If you have applied to the Earth Institute or Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Research programs, in Fall 2021, you are eligible to apply to this position as well. Current Columbia Postdoctoral Scholars/Scientists, as well as those who received their terminal degree from Columbia University are not eligible for this position.

For more information or if you have any questions email eipostdocs@ei.columbia.edu.

The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded within 5 years before the start of the appointment. Gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply

Qualifications

All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded within 5 years before the start of the appointment. Gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Instructions

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research focusing on Climate Justice. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to submitting an application, but no cost share will be required from the mentor, this is fully funded. The Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network, as well as our other Earth Networks, are places that we suggest for looking for prospective mentors. It is not required to pick a mentor affiliated with a Network, however a mentor must be a Columbia faculty member, research professor, or research scientist/scholar.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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