Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist.

 

Date posted

May 19, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

June 19, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work with us on an exciting new project studying biosphere-atmosphere exchange of carbon and biogenic VOCs along urban-to-rural gradients. Specifically, we are exploring how the unique characteristics of urban landscapes (e.g., urban heat island, forest fragmentation, air pollution, invasive species) modulate the ecological processes that influence atmospheric chemistry (https://atmoscomp.ldeo.columbia.edu/research-projects/urban-composition-chemistry-new-york-city). This research includes both modeling and field work. Modeling components of this project include scaling up biogenic carbon and VOC fluxes from ecosystem to regional scales using remote sensing products, etc.

This position will support the research of Drs. Roisin Commane and Andy Reinmann. This position is based jointly at LDEO in Palisades, New York, and the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in New York City. Postdoctoral Researchers have PI status at LDEO and are encouraged to submit proposals to Federal funding agencies to begin their research career.

Minimum Degree Required
Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in ecology, atmospheric chemistry, or related field and experience with one or more of the following and interest in learning the others:

  • Ecosystem-scale modeling of biogenic carbon or VOCs
  • Leaf-level gas/VOC exchange
  • Ecosystem CO2 fluxes
  • Tree physiology
  • Ecophysiology

The researcher is expected to travel for fieldwork in forest and grassland field sites in the New York Metropolitan Area and Gaithersburg, MD, and should either have or be able to obtain a US driver’s license. Candidates should have experience with programming languages such as R, python or IGOR.

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