Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Palisades, New York
May 19, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
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The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work with us on an exciting new project studying biosphere-atmosphere exchange of carbon and biogenic VOCs along urban-to-rural gradients. Specifically, we are exploring how the unique characteristics of urban landscapes (e.g., urban heat island, forest fragmentation, air pollution, invasive species) modulate the ecological processes that influence atmospheric chemistry ( This research includes both modeling and field work. Modeling components of this project include scaling up biogenic carbon and VOC fluxes from ecosystem to regional scales using remote sensing products, etc.

This position will support the research of Drs. Roisin Commane and Andy Reinmann. This position is based jointly at LDEO in Palisades, New York, and the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in New York City. Postdoctoral Researchers have PI status at LDEO and are encouraged to submit proposals to Federal funding agencies to begin their research career.

Our ideal candidate has a PhD in ecology, atmospheric chemistry, or related field and experience with one or more of the following and interest in learning the others:
• Ecosystem-scale modeling of biogenic carbon or VOCs
• Leaf-level gas/VOC exchange
• Ecosystem CO2 fluxes
• Tree physiology
• Ecophysiology

The researcher is expected to travel for fieldwork in forest and grassland field sites in the New York Metropolitan Area and Gaithersburg, MD and should either have or be able to obtain a US driver’s license. Candidates should have experience with programming languages such as R, python or IGOR.

This is a full-time, annual appointment that is presently funded for 2 years. Appointment renewal will be contingent upon progress and funding.

The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but summer 2021 is ideal.

Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.

For further information about this position and to submit your cover letter, CV, writing sample and contact information for 3 references, please visit our online application site using the link below. 


We accept online applications only.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran

The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of under-represented minority groups.

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