The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) is located on the Lamont Campus of Columbia University in Palisades, NY, just 20 miles north of the Morningside Campus in New York City.

Our mission is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of seasonal climate fluctuations in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. In this context, we undertake fundamental research that is informed and advanced with problem focused projects in South and South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and in Latin America, partnering with appropriate experts for the problem and region.

Available Administrative positions at IRI will be posted through the Jobs at Columbia portal, under department 6010 – EIL Lamont Divisions, or department 6061 – EIM Centers and Divisions.

Available Research Positions at IRI will  be posted on RAPS,  the applications site for academic positions at Columbia University, under 6061- EIM Centers & Divisions

Current Open Positions:

Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist – ENSO and Seasonal Climate Forecasting

The IRI invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist position in ENSO and Seasonal Climate Forecasting, to be located at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University. The responsibilities include (1) to develop and issue ENSO monthly updates as part of the IRI-CPC joint ENSO-plume product and as coordinator for the WMO ENSO Outlook; (2) to issue global seasonal climate forecasts every month based on IRI’s existing multi-model probabilistic products; (3) to further develop IRI’s ENSO and seasonal forecast products through externally-funded research; and, (4) assist with training activities, particularly related to climate information and forecasting with national meteorological services.

Appointment will be at the ARS or RS level commensurate with experience; at the more senior level the position will include leadership responsibilities.

Prospective candidates must apply online: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1911

Intermediate/Senior Systems Analyst

As a full-stack programmer, the selected candidate will participate in the design and execution of programming and software engineering for new IRI Data Library (http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu) capabilities, to address computational and storage scalability, usability of the platform, and transition to open source packaging.

Requirements include:

  • Proficiency in object oriented and procedural programming languages, including Python, JavaScript, C, C++, Java.
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or Engineering with at least 6 years programming experience in high-level compiled language in a Unix operating system environment.

Prospective candidates must apply online: