Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
this is the same announcement I sent a few weeks ago but I had forgotten to add the link for submission. My apologies for the mistake and cross-posting.
Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth
Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral
Research Scientist in cryospheric sciences. Researchers at the Observatory work
to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical and biological
systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions
with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth
dynamics; ocean, atmospheric and climate systems; cryospheric sciences;
paleoclimate and biogeoscience.
candidate will specifically focus on the Greenland ice sheet in collaboration
with the University of Michigan (Dr. Mark Flanner) and the glaciated areas of
Mars in collaboration with the University of Montana (Dr. Christine Foreman).
The overall goals of the projects include the understanding of the surface
impurities over Greenland and their impact on albedo through regional climate
modeling. The projects also aim at exploring representations of bio-impurity
albedo impacts that are suitable for use in the Community Earth System Model
(CESM) as well as the analysis of hyperspectral data collected over Mars for identifying
potential regions for bio-ecological niches.
required to have completed a Ph.D. in Geography, Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences, Engineering, Glaciology, or Geophysics by the starting date. We
encourage applications from those with scientific background in hyperspectral
data analysis, spectral un-mixing and knowledge of snow/ice physical processes
leading to changes in broadband and spectral albedo. Scientific excellence, a
clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of cryospheric
science and expertise matching or close to those described above preferred. Excellent
programming and/or mathematical skills, and ability to work in a team while
developing his/her own research ideas is also desired.
encouraged to contact M Tedesco ([hidden email]) ahead of time to discuss topics
and applications. Questions can be sent to: [hidden email].
Starting date: December
1st, 2017 or after then.
will be for 1 year, with continuation pending funding and progress.
Search will remain open for at least 30
days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.