Postdoc Opportunity at Columbia University (Tadesco Lab)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Cryospheric Sciences

The Lamont-Doherty 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.

Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Glaciology, Geophysics or related disciplines. We encourage applications from those with a background in remote sensing, surface mass balance, regional modeling and ice sheets data. A clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of cryospheric science desirable. Fieldwork experience is a plus. Excellent programming and/or mathematical skills (e.g., Matlab) and the ability to work in a team while developing his/her own research ideas preferred. Expertise in applying for funding to funding agencies and management of scientific projects are preferred.

Applicants are encouraged to inquire about their submission ahead of time to discuss topics and applications. Please contact M. Tedesco ( for inquiries and questions.

Appointment 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.

Please visit our online application site at

for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and contact information for three references.

Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research appointment.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer — Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We accept online applications only.


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