The Columbia Water Center has a focus on addressing global water scarcity and climate risk through interdisciplinary approaches working with public-private partnerships. Specifically, the goal of this project is to (1) identify a solution portfolio to mitigate the impact of variations in climate considering the capacity expansion of water and energy infrastructure and potential re-allocation of cropping patterns, relative to climate, energy and economic scenarios, and prescribed water rights/allocation mechanisms and ecological needs, and (2) develop network models and conduct Bayesian inference analyses to uncover structural relationship between spatial-temporal climate pattern and shocks and migration phenomenon at the regional, national and continental. The ARS will contribute model development and analytical effort to the project. These require both strong technical/engineering skills and analytical capabilities for socio-political and cultural analyses. The ARS will report to the Director, Columbia Water Center, and will work closely with other senior scientists to develop, conduct and manage various research programs within the Water Center. The incumbent will work with other scientists both within Columbia and in partner agencies, will manage interns and other team members and must represent the Columbia Water Center in a professional and conscientious manner. The incumbent must show initiative and be able to work independently and successfully incorporate their modeling expertise into the work of the Columbia Water Center. There is a possibility of teaching classes at the graduate level as part of the Water Certificate in the Masters of Sustainability Management Program.