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Postdoc opening in airborne geophysics and ice flow modeling
Palisades, New York, USA
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in the newly created Climate School of Columbia University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist (PDRS) to conduct research in the field of glacier geophysics and ice sheet modeling. The PDRS will use data from NASA Operation IceBridge and ROSETTA-Ice aerogeophysical campaigns over the Ross Ice Shelf, remote sensing (e.g. satellite altimetry from ICESat-II), and numerical modeling to better understand the vulnerability of Antarctic ice shelves due to channelized melting. They will have the opportunity to take a leading role in ice flow model development, with potential linkages to existing Pangeo projects and the NCAR climate model ecosystem. The successful candidate will join a project team led by Dave Porter, Jonathan Kingslake, Kirsty Tinto, and Renata Constantino at LDEO. We want to attract a large and diverse applicant pool, so please consider sharing this opportunity with any networks that you think can help us achieve this.

Candidates should be recent recipients of a PhD in the earth sciences, geophysics, applied mathematics, ML/AI, or a similar field. Experience with interpreting geophysical observations and/or geophysical fluid modeling is required. Experience with processing and analyzing glacier geophysics observations (e.g., ice-penetrating radar, scanning lidar, etc.), ICESat-II data, or forward or inverse modeling of ice flow is desirable.

The appointment will be for one year with continuation pending funding and progress. The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on April 15th. Columbia University benefits are offered with this Officer of Research appointment. For further information about this position and to submit your application, CV, and contact information of three professional references, please visit our online application site at:!/92740

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer – Race / Gender / Disability / Veteran. The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

If you are interested in hearing more about the opportunity, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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