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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000154

Field(s) of Specialization Marine Biogeochemistry

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department EIL Lamont Divisions

Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Summary Description

The Duhamel Lab for Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the laboratory to participate in a research project on marine dissolved organic phosphorus and the role of compound-specific phosphorus hydrolase transformations in the marine phosphorus cycle. This work will include physiological and chemical measurements. The position will entail laboratory experiments in phytoplankton cultures, plus sampling and experiments onboard oceanographic research vessels, as well as data analysis (including bioinformatics tools) and scientific publications writing.

This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. The lab is located near the NYC metro area, offering many opportunities for interactions within Columbia University departments, and other area Universities. This project is in close collaboration with the Diaz Lab at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO), University of Georgia, and may entail trips to SkIO.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

A PhD is required in chemistry, microbiology, biological or chemical oceanography or a related field.

Applicants must be willing and capable of participating in oceanographic cruises.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in marine chemistry and microbiology is preferred. Applicants with experience in microbial culturing, enzymology and/or molecular chemistry are encouraged to apply. Skill with flow cytometry and/or with using radioactive or stable isotope tracers is preferred. Familiarity with continuous culturing of plankton species and proteomics would be a plus. Excellent command (verbal and written) of the English language, organization and meticulousness, and strong interpersonal skills desired.

Additional Information

The start date for this position is flexible but a start in January 2019 is preferred.

Appointment will be for 1 year, with continuation pending funding and progress.

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

We accept online applications only.

RAPS posting date 10/31/2018

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Submit your application, including a cover letter, which should detail past research experience and future interests, current CV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.

Proposed Start Date 01/01/2019

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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