Postdoctoral Researcher

The Earth Institute at Columbia University Published: September 12, 2018
New York City, New York
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Scientific /
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~ Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. ~

The people who make up the Earth Institute are earth scientists, economists, business and policy experts, specialists in public health and law, researchers, teachers and students. The institute comprises more than two dozen research centers and several hundred people who collaborate across many disciplines and schools at the university.

Position Overview

The Earth Institute 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 Earth Institute 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, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, 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 Earth Institute programs or developing new projects that integrate the breadth of expertise of the Earth Institute.
  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to submitting an application.
  • 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.


  • The salary is $65,560.

To Apply

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  • Videos of past research symposia are available here
  • The deadline to submit an application is October 31, 2018 for 24-month appointments starting in the fall of 2019.

~ Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.~

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