Applications are open for the Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program 2020-2022. The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.
Target Group: Postgraduate scholars
Deadline: 31 August 2020
Mode of Application: Website
About the Program
The program provides innovative Postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e. Social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation.
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The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research and education.
The program hosts a series of activities that explores interdisciplinary issues in sustainable development, bringing the postdoc together as a community, and introduce them to a diverse array of Columbia faculty and researchers
- Spring and Fall Symposia
- Earth Institute Postdoctoral Seminars
- Earth Institute Postdoctoral Retreats and Special Events
- Other Earth Institute Seminar Series
- El Postdocs will receive an annual salary of $67,530 and a research stipend of $12,000 over the two year term for reimbursable expenses related to the appointment.
- El Postdocs are considered Officers of Research and are eligible for benefits provided by Columbia University for full time employees
- Candidates must have received their doctoral degrees within five years prior to the start of the appointment
- People holding positions with rank above Postdoctoral scientist are not eligible
- The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens
- Minorities and women are encouraged to apply
How to apply
To apply to the program, candidates must submit the following documents;
- Online Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Brief Personal History
- Research Proposal
- Three Recommendation Letters
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