The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions in the field of wildfire modeling. The successful candidates will work with a team led by Professors Park Williams and Pierre Gentine to develop a new wildfire model for the western United States using machine learning and dynamic vegetation modeling. The wildfire model will be used to disentangle the various drivers of increased western United States wildfire activity in recent decades, to make near-term forecasts of wildfire likelihood, and to make longer-term simulations to inform sustainable management and policy.
The positions will be located primarily on the main campus of Columbia University in Manhattan. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the work will begin remotely with regular remote meetings with the research team and will transition to Columbia University at a time when it is safe and feasible for each successful applicant.
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