Post-doctoral research scientist in paleoceanography

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral research scientist position in the field of paleoceanography. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of scientists working on a wide range of interrelated problems examining Earth’s past climate history, ocean chemistry and circulation, ice sheet stability, sea level, and the interactions of the solid Earth, ocean, and cryosphere. The positions are full-time 1-year appointments, with the opportunity for continuation and growth depending on progress and availability of funding.

We seek qualified, highly motivated candidates for the following research activities:

Foraminifer shell geochemistry/paleoceanographer. The successful candidate will work on one of several potential research areas including coretop calibrations of planktonic foraminifera and pteropods with oceanic carbon chemistry and physical parameters, Pliocene changes in the composition and ventilation of upper ocean waters, and high-resolution records of Holocene SST variability. The candidate will have experience with species identification, stable isotope geochemistry and analysis, and trace element analyses using ICP-MS (mid-2012 delivery).

Contact Peter deMenocal (peter(at)


A recent Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related discipline is required. Experience directly relevant to the research activities described above

To apply:

Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, including specific reference to the projects
listed here, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references, to:

Only online applications will be accepted.

Columbia University is an Equal opportunity and affirmative action

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