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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
Palisades, New York
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Aug 18, 2021

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The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position on subseasonal predictions of tropical cyclones and the associated precipitation in NASA GEOS-S2S systems. The position will support a new NASA MAP project. Responsibilities include: Identify simulated tropical cyclones in GEOS-S2S systems, understand the model’s prediction skill through performance and processes-based diagnostics, lead peer-reviewed journal articles, and present the research results at conferences. The postdoc will be based at LDEO in the research group of Professors Chia-Ying Lee and Suzana Camargo, and with Professor Michael Tippett in Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The postdoc will closely interact with our collaborators at University of Washington, Florida State University and NASA GSFC.

Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Atmospheric sciences, Physics or related disciplines. Research background in tropical cyclones, tropical precipitation, and/or subseasonal to seasonal forecasts is preferred but is not necessary. 

Proposed start date is November 1st 2021, with some flexibility. Appointment will be initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance.

This search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

For further information about this position and to submit your cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references, please visit our online application site using the following link: 


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

The Lamont Community values diversity and including and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

We accept online applications only.


Our center has a unique standing at Columbia University.  We are one of only a few centers in the United States actively developing a global climate model to understand past and future climates both on Earth and on other planets.  To do so, we have a special relationship with NASA.  We are co-located with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Columbia’s Armstrong Hall. Here, Columbia and NASA scientists work closely together to advance climate science and improve societal resilience to climate-related challenges both in the United States and around the world.  CCSR scientists and staff also work with many other partners – private sector, governmental, and non-governmental organizations – to answer these challenging scientific, social, and economic questions.

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