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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000960

Field(s) of Specialization Arctic Ecology

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department EIL Lamont Divisions

Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Summary Description

The Boelman Lab, focused on Arctic Ecology, at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in the following research project:

A collaborative NSF-funded project using soundscape ecology to assess environmental and anthropogenic controls on wildlife behavior. This project is in collaboration with the Mandel Lab (Computer and Information Science) at CUNY Brooklyn, the Brinkman Lab (Human Dimensions of Wildlife) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Liston Lab (Hydrology and Atmospheric Science) at Colorado State University.

The overall goal of the project is to understand the influence of both environmental dynamics and increasing anthropogenic activity on the behavior and phenology of migratory caribou, waterfowl, and songbird communities in Arctic-boreal Alaska and northwestern Canada. The Postdoc will focus on exploring multi-scale drivers of spatial and temporal dynamics in avian migration timing (spring and fall) and pan-breeding season habitat use. This will entail working to mesh and co-analyze the avian acoustic metrics produced by the Mandel Lab, environmental data generated by the Liston Lab, and datasets on a suite of habitat characteristics and disturbance recovery from remote sensing and field observations. Applicants with experience in spatial ecology and strong analytical skills are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Earth Science, Ecology, or related field. Candidates should have experience in large spatial analyses. Strong programming (e.g., R) and/or GIS skills are required. Applicants must have an excellent command (verbal and written) of the English language, be organized and meticulous, and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.

The start date for this position is flexible but a start in the fall 2019 is preferred. The position is a full-time 1-year appointment with a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity of renewal contingent on progress and funding.

Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.

Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled.

RAPS posting date 08/12/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

We accept online applications only.

Proposed Start Date 09/30/2019

EEO Statement

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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  • Curriculum Vitae

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