Postdoctoral Researcher

Columbia Climate School | Posted Sep 20, 2023

Deadline: Nov 1, 2023

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The Columbia Climate School at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative, doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development.

The Columbia Climate School Postdoctoral Research program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies or who are interested in developing cross-disciplinary approaches during their post-doctoral training will find unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of sustainable development research.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to global, sustainable development. Candidates may suggest contributing to or expanding on existing Climate School programs or developing new projects that integrate the breadth of expertise of the Climate School and other research units. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to applying. You can find possible mentors and projects on our website. (

The deadline to submit an application is November 1, 2023, for 24-month appointments starting in the fall of 2024. The salary is $71,640.

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The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled, and the degree awarded within 5 years before the start of the appointment. Gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.