Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Climate School

New York, NY

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Climate School Postdoc Research Program

Organization: Columbia Climate School

Location: New York, NY

Organization Overview: The Climate School Postdoctoral Research program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Columbia Climate School Postdoctoral Researchers will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Climate School and Columbia University.

The Columbia Climate School Postdoctoral Research program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as artificial intelligence (AI) and climate, carbon management, climate finance and risk, coastal viability, disaster resilience, energy storage, and the food transition. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies or are interested in developing cross-disciplinary approaches during their post-doctoral training will find unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of sustainable development research.

Duties: The program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Climate School (sustainability, the environment, social justice, and the geosciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development. Specific areas of research include carbon neutral economy, adapting to future climate, earth fundamentals, resilient ecosystems, climate, and social systems, and climate justice and equity. The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research, and education.

Qualifications: Candidates must have received their doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.) within five years prior to the start of the appointment. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the start of the program. Gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Columbia University policy only allows a cumulative maximum of five years in a postdoctoral position, whether held at or outside of the university. 

If you have questions about the timing of your doctoral degree or prior postdoc experience, please contact to discuss your application.

Salary/Pay: $71,640

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023 for a 24-month appointment

Application Deadline: October 31 5:00 p.m. EST

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.