Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Palisades, New York
Aug 31, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
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The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks to fill a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position in the area of extreme weather risk assessment. Candidates whose research on extreme events, such as hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, and floods, will lead to a better understanding of the risk of these phenomena at present and in the face of anthropogenic climate change are particularly welcomed Lamont Assistant Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary. The successful applicant should have a high-impact research program and be able to contribute broadly to climate research at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She/he should have a clear and demonstrated record of significant research contributions by having published in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated success in supporting their research programs with external funding. Candidates with strong secondary interests in science education and outreach are also encouraged to apply.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs sufficient to support the necessary non-institutional fraction of salary, and at least 2 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link:

Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Evaluation of applications will begin after 27 September 2018.

For more information contact:

Office of the Director

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964

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