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Columbia DRO Postdoctoral Award.

  • 1.  Columbia DRO Postdoctoral Award.

    Posted 12-29-2017 18:44
    Apply to spend one to two years as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Scholar in the Decision, Risk and Operations (DRO) Division at Columbia Business School.  Columbia Business School is seeking highly qualified applicants for the inaugural Columbia DRO Postdoctoral Award.  The Columbia DRO Postdoctoral Award will recognize the research accomplishments of recent PhDs and provide a supportive research environment to foster that talent.  The aim is to select a highly qualified candidate on an annual basis in order to bring in top scholars to collaborate on research projects of mutual interest with faculty in the Decision, Risk and Operations Division at Columbia Business School, a world leader in research in quantitative, data-driven decision-making through the use of modeling, optimization and the management of uncertainty.  The Postdoctoral Awardee will have the freedom to explore and design their own research agenda. The position requires someone with a strong background in operations, engineering, statistics, economics, and/or related fields.
    The position is available for a period of one or two years, depending on the desires of the candidate (e.g. candidates looking to broaden their experience before commencing faculty positions and those wanting to build their research profile before going on the academic job market). Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and accomplishments, C.V., writing sample and at least two letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application no later March 10, 2018. Applicants should indicate two or three faculty members with whom they would be most interested in working with in the DRO Division at Columbia Business School -

    Applicants may email their cover letter, CV, and writing sample to
    Recommendation letters should also be emailed (by their authors) to

    Sami Najafi Asadolahi
    Assistant Professor
    Santa Clara University
    Santa Clara CA