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[Met-jobs] Postdoc sought in New York, US

From Robert Pincus <>
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Date Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:12:51 +0000

Dear colleagues - 

With an eye to a future on the other side of these fraught weeks, I attach 
below an ad for a postdoc to join a broad international group working on 
radiation in models of the earth system. Feel free to contact me with any 
questions or to pass this along to anyone who might be interested. 

Be well - 
Robert Pincus
University of Colorado/NOAA Earth System Research Lab

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, is seeking a 
Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work in the area of Atmospheric and Climate 
Physics. The Postdoctoral research scientist will be part of an international 
team working to improve the calculation of radiation in models of the earth’s 
atmosphere. The broader project seeks to provide users tools to make trade-offs 
between cost and accuracy across an application-specific range of conditions; 
the work at Lamont will focus on providing tools to summarize or parameterize 
calculations made at high spectral resolution and on applying those tools to 
novel environments (e.g. paleo-climates or idealized experimental setups).

We seek a data scientist, applied mathematician, or atmospheric/climate 
scientist with experience in some combination of optimization, statistical 
analysis of large data volumes, and/or radiative transfer. Experience in 
developing open-source tools in Python or similar languages, the development of 
workflows on a range of computing platforms, and the ability to collaborate 
well with local and remote colleagues are all an advantage. The Postdoctoral 
Research Scientist will join the vibrant research community at Lamont Doherty 
Earth Observatory under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Pincus and Prof. Lorenzo 
Polvani. The project involves collaborations with students, postdocs, and 
senior scientists at five institutions in the US and Europe. Interactions with 
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies are also planned.

The researcher is expected to present findings at national or international 
scientific conferences, to prepare publications for submission to scientific 
journals, and to participate in other activities related to the project 
including the development of open-source tools.

A Ph.D. in Atmospheric, Climate, or Earth System Science, Statistics, Applied 
Mathematics, Engineering, or related fields is required, as is prior scientific 
experience and strong coding skills in statistical analysis and/or optimization 
using community tools (e.g., Python, R, etc.). Excellent communication skills 
are important as the project involves collaborations across institutions and 
the development of broadly-used tools.

Search will remain open for a least 30 days after the ad appears and will 
continue until the position is filled.  

Please visit our online application site for further information about this 
position and to submit your application, cover letter, CV and list of 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. 

Columbia University is and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – 

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