The Earth Institute Columbia University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Program open to the U.S. and non-U.S. citizens for the 2018/2019 academic year.
EI Postdocs are appointed for twenty-four months and appointments typically begin September 1. However, depending on individual circumstances, as well as the needs of a postdoc’s host research unit, appointments may begin as early as July 1.

Worth of Award

  • Funding: EI Postdocs will receive an annual salary of $65,560. They are also awarded a research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term for reimbursable expenses related to the appointment. These funds can be used for relocation and moving expenses, as well as for computer, travel, conference, journal, book, software, equipment, and other research costs.
  • External Funding: EI Postdocs are encouraged to participate in the development and submission of research proposals in cooperation with their mentors, host research units, or other researchers. When doing so, they must follow all Columbia University rules applicable to postdoctoral scholars.
  • Benefits: EI Postdocs are considered Officers of Research and are eligible for benefits provided by Columbia University for full-time employees. For more information, please visit Columbia’s Office of Human Resources online. The rules, regulations and policies that govern employment at Columbia are also listed on the website.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the program, candidates must have received their doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.) within five years prior to the start of the appointment.
  • All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the start of the appointment.
  • People holding current positions with rank above post-doctoral scientist are not eligible for appointment under university rules.
  • Those holding current post-doc positions should contact their office to determine eligibility.
  • The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 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
  • 3 Recommendation Letters

In addition to submitting the application and proposal, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to contact their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom they would like to work during their appointment. Please note that an endorsement from a faculty member or researcher does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Deadline: applications close October 31, 2018, by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

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