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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Postdoctoral Position in Climate Variability and
Change in western North America

The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the field of climate variability and change with a special focus on hydro-climate in western North America. The Postdoctoral Scientist will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers in the analyses of changes in weather and climate over past centuries and the near term future across western North America with a focus on how these changes impact the management of water resources, land and ecosystems. The work will analyze observational data, proxy reconstructions, re-analyses and climate model simulations to characterize how changes in weather variability (e.g. floods and extreme events) and hydro-climate (e.g. droughts) will change in coming years to decades as a consequence of both ongoing natural variability and radiatively-forced climate change. The Postdoctoral Scientist will be expected to work closely with colleagues at Lamont and to also travel frequently to western North America to work on the applications aspects of the project with collaborators and stakeholders there.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric or climate science, extensive knowledge of climate and atmospheric dynamics, skill in the statistical analyses of large amounts of large data sets and be proficient in a wide suite of relevant programming and computing skills.

The position is a full time 1 year appointment with the expectation of continuation for a second year, depending on progress and availability of funding.

Position will remain open for at least 30 days and until the position is filled.

Please visit our online application site at for further information about this position and to submit your application.

We accept on line applications only.

Columbia University and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are committed to diversity
and are equal opportunity employers.

posted: 22 February 2013     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.