The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, is accepting applications for either an Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist role within the Marine Geology and Geophysics department. The incumbent scientist will serve as Technical Director for the R2R data facility, serving as primary point of contact with the marine operator community and leading all technical developments for this 4 institution collaborative effort. Design, develop, implement and maintain software solutions to scientific problems and applications for R2R. Represent R2R at science and geoinformatics community meetings and lead other outreach efforts. Participate in proposal writing and reporting to agencies and stakeholder communities. Contribute to the design and operations of R2R cyber infrastructure including maintaining the R2R cybersecurity plan. Ability to write code in a variety of languages including shell scripting and for example PHP, Python, and deal with legacy code in other languages (PERL) will be needed. Must exercise high level of responsibility, independence and expertise in the normal performance of duties. This position will remain open until filled.
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is seeking an Associate Research Scientist/Assistant Director of Education and Outreach for the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Earth science and lead the USSSP staff in managing and overseeing the USSSP Education & Outreach program, which consists of: (1) Raising awareness of IODP and Earth science; (2) Providing support and outreach for IODP expeditions; (3) Inspiring students in STEM fields to pursue careers in science or engineering within the Earth sciences; (4) Empowering educators to incorporate IODP data and scientific materials into their curricula; and (5) Increasing diversity in IODP via targeted outreach. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth science, with at least two years of experience in education and outreach and demonstrated management skills. Review of applications will commence on May 6, 2020. The advertisement will stay open until the position is filled.
STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)! Most expenses (travel to/from the ports of call, materials, and living expenses while on the ship) will be paid by the program – there is very little cost to participants. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen 18 years of age or over and enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Applications extended to April 30, 2020.
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 2017. 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 $64,000. Successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for external funding and may be eligible for further internal awards and positions. LDEO is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity of the Observatory’s scientific personnel. The deadline for applications is November 14, 2016.