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Staff Associate position with Columbia University/NASA GISS

Position
Staff Associate position with Columbia University/NASA GISS

Employer

Columbia University


Location
United States of America

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
$65,000 - $75,000 USD

Preferred education
Undergraduate degree

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
24 January 2023

Job description

Position Description
The Center for Climate Systems Research is a part of Columbia University’s Climate School and has a unique standing at Columbia University. We are one of only a few centers in the United States actively developing a global climate model to understand past and future climates both on Earth and on other planets. To do so, we have a special relationship with NASA. We are co-located with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Columbia’s Armstrong Hall. Here, Columbia and NASA scientists work closely together to advance climate science and improve societal resilience to climate-related challenges both in the United States and around the world. CCSR scientists and staff also work with many other partners – private sector, governmental, and non-governmental organizations – to answer these challenging scientific, social, and economic questions.

The Staff Associate I (SAI) will be responsible for assisting an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) and Research Scientist (RS) at the Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) and APAM-GISS with research project activities such as aggregation and writing of software to ingest satellite data, writing of software to analyze climate model output, and writing of software to generate high-quality images and figures suitable for powerpoint presentations and journal publications.

The Staff Associate I will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Develop new software and analysis scripts for analyzing satellite data (50%)
  • Develop software and scripts to create figures and images for presentations and publications (35%)
  • Develop new software to analyze climate model output (15%)

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in physics, atmospheric science, environmental science, computer science, earth science, applied physics/math, or related field of study is required.

Fluency in at least one of Python, IDL, MatLab, Javascript, FORTRAN, Microsoft Office Applications. At least 2 years of related experience working in climate modeling or observational data analysis. An M.S. degree in atmospheric science, environmental science, computer science, earth science, applied physics/math, or related field of study can substitute for 2 years of experience.

Application Instructions
We accept online applications only.

Hiring salary range is $65,000 – $75,000 USD.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including
but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses,
specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and
reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

To apply to this position, please go tohttps://apply.interfolio.com/120060.