Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University)
Palisades, NY, United States
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The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work on social and environmental factors that drive migration within and from West Africa. The work will be in collaboration with Columbia partners at Center for Integrated Earth System Information Network, School of International and Public Affairs, the Center for Climate Systems Research, and also partners at New York University and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research program.

The successful candidate will work with a diverse research team of climate scientists, economists, geographers, agronomists and hydrologists. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to work across the research program developing a transdisciplinary, convergence-based, research approach to migration. He or she must have strong quantitative, modeling and programming skills and be adept at working with disparate data sets of varying quality. The position will be located at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY, but the Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to also meet with and work with team members on the Columbia campus in Manhattan and at New York University.

Recent PhD in social or political science, economics, or environmental sciences or related fields and have research experience in some, or all of, the following: migration decision-making, migration-relevant economics, social and cultural influences on migration, climate impacts on subsistence and commodity agriculture and households, all preferably with a focus on Africa.