The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks a full-time Staff Associate to serve as the Climate Assessment Specialist, supported by a grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Staff Associate will assist the Principal Investigator with stakeholder-driven research on climate assessment in the urban corridor from Philadelphia to Boston and will work closely with other researchers and stakeholders in the northeast corridor, including Washington, DC, and the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), one of NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program projects.
Candidates should have a Master’s degree in environmental studies, social sciences, geography, meteorology, climatology, geosciences, or related field and 2 years of work experience in a related field required, or a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, social sciences, geography, meteorology, climatology, geosciences, or related field and 4 years of work experience in a related field required. Excellent communication and networking skills are required as well as facilitation and organizational skills necessary to identify and convene interdisciplinary climate projects, stakeholder and scientist workshops. Familiarity with climate processes, whether through formal education or collaboration with scientists required. Flexibility and adaptability coupled with attention to detail, and experience working in a fast-paced environment are necessary as well as the ability and willingness to travel, especially throughout the Northeast.
Experience working with communities, organizations or agencies related to climate adaptation planning is preferred as well as experience working at the interface between research and decision making.
Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1, contingent upon performance and funding.
Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.
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Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
We accept online applications only.