Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Columbia University
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in the Ocean Carbon Group.
The position will focus on quantifying and reducing uncertainty in extrapolations of sparse surface ocean pCO2 observations to global coverage. The work will involve (1) evaluation of existing extrapolations for surface ocean pCO2 within an existing testbed based in Large Ensemble climate models, (2) developing new extrapolation techniques that include explicit estimates of uncertainty, and (3) assessing implications for scientific understanding of the mechanisms of spatial and temporal variability in the ocean carbon sink. Prior experience with oceanography, carbon cycle science and statistical methods is strongly preferred.
The candidate will be expected to build strong links with collaborators in the Department of Statistics and the Data Science Institute at Columbia, and at NOAA research laboratories.