|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:48:34 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Postdoctoral Research Scientist Columbia Water Center at Columbia University We seek two Postdoctoral Research Scientists to start in September 2013 to work on programs conducted by the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University in close collaboration with the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and The Earth Institute at Columbia University. The Columbia Water Center addresses global water scarcity and climate risk through interdisciplinary approaches working with public-private partnerships. One goal of the Center is to develop a water risk and sustainability framework for quantifying and analyzing climate induced water risks. To achieve this goal, we seek two post-doc candidates to manage these responsibilities: Statistical Modeler The selected candidate will work on our Global Flood Initiative to develop spatio-temporal risk models at multiple time scales for floods and associated climate fields. He/she will also help develop models to a comprehensive risk analysis of water utilities and cities in the USA. In both cases, innovation in financial instruments to transfer risk is of interest. The successful candidate will consequently work in an inter-disciplinary setting with engineers, statisticians and financial analysts. Requirements: - Ph.D. in Engineering, Earth & Environmental Science, Climate, Operations Research, Risk Analysis, Computer Science, Finance or Statistics with appropriate past work experience and interest in water and climate extremes. - Experience with Bayesian methods, machine learning, nonparametric methods, and computational statistics desirable. - We seek a candidate with strong quantitative and interdisciplinary skills. - Excellent English communication, technical writing and presentation skills are required. Hydrologic Modeler The successful candidate will work on our Global Flood Initiative linking climate and flood models at short and long lead times. This is an effort to build a global capacity to forecast future water risks for sustainable agriculture and water management. These require both strong technical/engineering skills and analytical capabilities for socio-political and cultural analyses. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will also be working closely with other senior scientists at the center to develop, conduct and manage various research programs within the Water Center. Requirements: - Ph.D. in any branch of Engineering or Earth Science with experience in Computational Fluid Mechanics, applied to climate and hydraulic modeling of river flows. - Familiarity with the major hydroclimatic, earth surface and social science databases, geospatial modeling and state of the art fluid dynamics models is essential. - Interests in improving and interpreting climate models through Lagrangian modeling of atmospheric moisture transport associated with extreme floods a plus. - We seek a candidate with strong quantitative and interdisciplinary skills. - Excellent English communication, technical writing and presentation skills are required. These positions are full-time with a full benefit package. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of annual renewal based on performance and the availability of funds. Past holders of these positions have transitioned to faculty positions at other Universities in 2-3 years. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume before August 15, 2013 to <email@example.com>. Columbia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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