Associate Research Scientist

Job Summary

Scientific / Technical Staff
Columbia University
Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Columbia University invites applications for an associate research scientist in solar physics at the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory (CAL). The successful candidate will join the group of Drs. Michael Hahn and Daniel Wolf Savin. Topics of interest include observational studies into the properties of plasma waves in the transition region and corona, the physical processes that accelerate the solar wind from within coronal holes and at their boundaries, and other subjects broadly related to coronal heating and the acceleration of the solar wind. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Solar Physics, Astrophysics, Physics, Applied Physics, Plasma Physics, or a related discipline. The appointment will be initially for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent upon the availability of funds and mutual satisfaction. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Dr. Michael Hahn at [email protected].

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and research statement (no longer than 3 pages). Additionally, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to Columbia University. All materials must be sent through Academic Search and Recruiting System (ASR) at

Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran Employer. CAL values a diverse workforce and culture of inclusion, which are keys to attracting and engaging the brightest minds to further our record of scientific excellence and groundbreaking innovations. Applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$70,000USD to $75,000USD
Included Benefits

Benefits eligibility are thos associated of an Office of Research at CU. For detail information you may refer to the following link:

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Apr 19
Application Deadline
2023 May 23
Reference Code
Columbia University


Dr. Michael Hahn