Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Columbia University, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics Department
  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, West 120th Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 27, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Physics & Astronomy Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description


Columbia University
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Department of Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).  This appointment is full-time and located at the Columbia University Morningside campus.

This position will be involved in carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks with special focus on oceanic and land-ocean processes. The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS) is a research Institute at Columbia University that conducts research in climate and climate change, planetary science and remote sensing. Information about the Institute can be found at

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the use of the NASA GISS climate model on global carbon cycle feedbacks and interactions studies, with emphasis on the oceanic component.
    •    As part of a multidisciplinary group of scientists, they will interact closely with other group members working on carbon cycle, ocean modeling and remote sensing.
    •    Contribute to further model development and analysis.
    •    Disseminate research results in peer review journals and at international conferences.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Interested candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (carbon cycle science, ocean modeling, ocean biogeochemistry, climate, physics, Earth system Models).  All candidates for officer of research positions are expected to be able to work well in a team and to effectively communicate the results of their research activities both orally and in writing.

Strong preference will be given to candidates that have prior experience in modeling with Fortran 90 and parallel computation frameworks such as MPI and experience with data analysis and visualization software (e.g. R, MATLAB, PYTHON, IDL).

Application Details

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position is available immediately for a period of 1 year with a possible extension up to 2 years. All applications must include current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of two professional references must be submitted online via



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