Staff Associate (The Earth Institute)

Columbia University

New York, NY, US

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Water Engineering, Hydrology, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development  
Staff Associate  
6061- EIM Centers & Divisions  
The Columbia Water Center in the Earth Institute is committed to understanding and addressing both the role and scarcity of fresh water in the 21st century. The Water Center was established for the purpose of studying the diminishing levels of fresh water and creating innovative sustainable and global solutions.
Columbia Water Center (CWC) combines multidisciplinary academic research with solutions-based fieldwork to develop and test creative responses to water challenges around the world

We seek a Staff Associate to provide research support to the Director of the Water Center. The Staff Associate will be responsible for assisting the Director and Postdoctoral Research Scientist with research on specific water and climate-related project that is ongoing at the Columbia Water Center, such as the America’s Water project. The project aims to analyze the historical and present state of America’s water use, resources and infrastructure, and to develop a modeling environment to project and prepare for future water challenges. S/he will assist with model development and dataset consolidation. The incumbent will also assist with the project coordination of different stakeholders (on-site and off-site clients, partners, researchers and interns) who are associated with the America’s Water project.

Specific duties will include: Expanding America’s Water integrated model to improve representation of surficial aquifers and water costs associated with groundwater extraction; Data consolidation and incorporation in America’s Water model; Literature review and redaction of research articles; and providing computational assistance to collaborators incorporating their work in socio-economics in the integrated model.  

Earth Institute  
Bachelor’s degree  
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, environmental sciences, sustainable development, economics or related field of discipline and 4 year of related experience required. A Master’s degree in the aforementioned disciplines or related field may substitute for 2 years of required work experience.

Additionally qualified candidates must possess excellent programming skills in Julia and R; knowledge and experience in statistics and data analysis; and a good understanding of water systems and development related issues.  

Open Until Filled
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.  
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