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 and Postdoctoral Research Scientist on specific water and climate-related projects ongoing at the Columbia Water Center such as the Norges Bank project. The aim of the Norges Bank project is to develop a modeling platform to quantitatively assess mining-related water and environmental risks and their financial implications. The new modeling platform will allow investors access to a targeted analysis of water-related mining risk, with a high level of specificity related to type of mining operation, geophysical and socio-political setting, remediation and mitigation needs, financial implications of particular asset risks on the broader company portfolio, and causal connections between risk factors and financial performance.
The Staff Associate will assist with the risk model development for the project. Additionally the Staff Associate will also assist the Director and Postdoctoral Research Scientist with the project coordination of different stakeholders (on-site and off-site clients, partners, researchers and interns) associated with the Norges Bank project. Specific duties will include: Contribute to statistical analysis that support explaining the hypothesis related to reclamation liability estimates; Assist in data quality checks including reviewing, collecting and analyzing gathered data; Review manuals, articles and reports and assist in the writing of reports and research articles based upon the analysis of the data.
The position is full-time with a full benefit package. To apply, please go to: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64243
A Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, sustainable development, economics, statistics or other related fields of study and 4 year of related experience required. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 2 years of required work experience. Knowledge and experience in statistics and data analysis are required. A Good understanding of development related issues, primarily sustainable development is essential.
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Additional Salary Information: salary plus full benefits package
About The Columbia Water Center in the Earth Institute, Columbia University
The Earth Institute, Columbia University comprises more than 30 research centers and some 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students. Working across many disciplines, we study and create solutions for problems in public health, poverty, energy, ecosystems, climate, natural hazards and urbanization.
We focus on the protection of earth's environment and the spread of social and ec...onomic opportunities for all people. We believe that dealing with issues such as extreme poverty must involve tackling issues such as environmental degradation, and lack of access to health care and education. Our work reflects the fundamental belief that the world possesses the tools needed to effectively mitigate climate change, poverty and other critical issues.
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