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Research Scientist, Program Leader for Climate and Society Publications Series

The International Research Institute for Climate Prediction at Columbia University is seeking an outstanding individual with excellent analytical abilities and a research background in climate impacts and related policy arenas.  The IRI mission is to enhance society's capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of seasonal climate fluctuations, to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries.

The Research Scientist (RS)/Associate Research Scientist (ARS) will be responsible for leading the development and production of a flagship report series on climate and society. The report will help meet the needs of decision-makers and the public for peer-reviewed, policy-relevant scientific information on the consequences of climate variability for society and options for response.

The incumbent is also expected to pursue his/her own scientific interests on the use of climate information for sustainable development within the research framework of the IRI. Relevant areas include climate impacts, decision systems and institutions and policy related to IRI regional programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in natural or social sciences, engineering or the humanities and a minimum of two years of experience at the post-doctoral level (ARS), or six years at the post-doctoral level (RS). Post-doctoral experience must reflect a combination of research and applied work, preferably in sustainable development in matters related to climate. Prior experience with producing reports that pull together a consensus of scientific opinion for international decision-makers is highly preferred.

Strong quantitative skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific information to a general audience are essential.  Required skills include the ability to meet deadlines and ability to work collaboratively in a skilled group environment. Excellent written and oral communications skills and organizational habits are also required.

This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University.  Prospective candidates please select 'apply now' to submit: contact information; letter of application including position reference number LD670 05 001; statement of research interests; statement of career objectives; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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