Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist position in the area of modeling radiative processes. The successful candidate will participate in a groundbreaking NASA research initiative, the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NEXSS), with an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the Goddard Space Flight Center, Columbia University, and other institutions. This is a full-time position for a 2-year period.
The broad goals of the team’s research are to address questions about the habitability of past solar systems climates, to use these insights to assess the habitability of exoplanet climates, and to inform the design of future spacecraft missions for detecting and characterizing habitable exoplanets. The candidate will be expected to perform original research, present the results of the research at scientific meetings, and publish first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Successful applicants will have a PhD in atmospheric science, planetary science, astrobiology, astronomy, physics, or a similar field. Experience in radiative transfer and a willingness to become involved in radiation parameterization development are required. Strong mathematics and programming skills are required, as well.
For more information about this position or how to apply, please see the Columbia Recruitment of Academic Personnel System posting.
This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.