Provost’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Scholar Program


Palisades, NY – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Scholar Program. The goal of this program is to enhance the recruitment of outstanding postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups to more closely reflect the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates. The program strongly encourages applications from promising scholars from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to: Persons with disabilities, Blacks/African-Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans/Alaska Natives; persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, or Samoa. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who have recently completed their Ph.D. in the earth, environmental or ocean sciences, or expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2013. Individuals who received their terminal degree from Columbia University or who have been a Columbia University postdoctoral scholar are not eligible for this program.

Researchers at LDEO work to understand the dynamics of the earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including interactions with humankind. LDEO scientists lead research in the fields of solid earth dynamics (e.g. seismology, geodesy, mantle dynamics, petrology/geochemistry, earthquake and rock mechanics, marine and continental tectonics/geology/ geophysics), ocean and atmospheric dynamics (e.g. climate/paleoclimate, climate forecasting, physical/ chemical oceanography) and life sciences (e.g. biological oceanography, biogeosciences, plant physiology, paleontology). Applications from all related fields are encouraged. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of earth science.

This is a three-year postdoctoral appointment and carries an annual stipend of $58,000 with a research allowance of $5,000. The deadline for completed applications is December 21, 2012. Award announcements will be made in February 2013.

Applications should be completed online and submitted electronically at the following website: http://webapp.ldeo.columbia.edu/postdocdiv . You will need to provide: curriculum vitae, research proposal (maximum 2 pages), publications list, references and employment history.

For more information contact:
The Office of the Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: 845-365-8546
Fax: 845-365-8162
Email: kdutt@ldeo.columbia.edu

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.