Associate Research Scientist

Earth Institute (Columbia University)
New York, NY, United States
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Entry Level (0-2 Years)
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The Center for Climate Systems Research CCSR) in the Earth Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to conduct agricultural impact assessment and process-based crop modeling with at least two global state of the art crop models incorporating remote sensing information. The ARS will address timely issues across broad range of applications such as: irrigation and water management implementations; sustainable water extraction; climate change impacts and adaptation; extreme event evaluation; atmospheric geoengineering impacts; food security assessments; sustainable development goal (SDG) assessments. The position will work at and across various time scales, including historical evaluations, near real time monitoring, seasonal forecast and outlooks, and long term projections. This ARS position is an integral member of the Climate Impacts group at CCSR, and the incumbent is expected to engage in developing competitive proposals and lead research in areas of their expertise.

Candidates must possess a PhD in related field and 2 years of post doctoral related experience. Additionally candidates must possess:
Expertise in remote sensing products and approaches for societal applications.

Ability to advance process based global crop models using major computational infrastructure.

Ability to engage and effectively communicate with stakeholders and donors.

Coding skills including R,C, shell, and python.

Demonstrated international leadership in crop modeling community.

Demonstrated well regarded outputs including high ranking publications and presentations at international workshops or conferences

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a research team environment.