Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program in Sustainable Development 2019

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Deadline: October 31, 2018

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program in Sustainable Development is now seeking applications from innovative doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D. or Sc.D. recipients who are interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development to join its fall 2019 cohort. 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.

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Benefits

  • 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.
  • EI Postdocs are considered Officers of Research and are eligible for benefits provided by Columbia University for full-time employees.
  • Visas: Columbia University only grants limited-term J1 visas for non-US citizens.
  • Housing: The Earth Institute does not provide housing allocation for postdoctoral researchers.

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.

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