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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 00001038

Field(s) of Specialization Earth and Environmental Sciences

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department EIL Lamont Divisions

Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Summary Description

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2020.

Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric, and climate systems; cryospheric dynamics; paleoclimate; and biogeoscience.

The principal selection criteria for Fellows are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of Earth science. Applications from all related fields are welcomed.

Fellowships are supported institutionally for 24 months, include a $7,500 research allowance, and carry an annual salary of $67,000. Successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for external funding and may be eligible for further internal awards and positions. Lamont is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity of the Observatory’s scientific personnel.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 09/09/2019

Search Closing Date 11/11/2019

Special Instructions to the Applicant


Proposed Start Date 09/01/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Which of the following areas most closely describes your research interests: solid-Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric, and climate systems; cryospheric dynamics; paleoclimate; or biogeoscience; Other/ None of the above.

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Research

Optional Documents