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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000888

Field(s) of Specialization Marine Geodesy & Seismology

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department EIL Lamont Divisions

Division Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Location Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Summary Description

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in marine geodesy and seismology, and associated instrumentation.

The successful candidate will work with data from recent deployments of ocean bottom seismometers and absolute pressure gauges from Alaska and New Zealand to 1) analyze earthquakes and seafloor uplift associated with slow slip events offshore New Zealand, and/or 2) continue the development of new instrumentation for marine geodesy with a focus on evaluating new ocean-bottom pressure and tilt/strong motion sensors.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have recently completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Geophysics (Seismology, Marine Geodesy) or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent programming and mathematical skills are highly desired. Prior experience in seismology and/or marine engineering and geodesy, and evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high quality research, are required.

Additional Information

Proposed start date is September 1, 2019, with some flexibility.

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.

Please visit our online application site for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

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

We accept online applications only.

RAPS posting date 07/08/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Proposed Start Date 09/01/2019

EEO Statement

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

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  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

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