Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Palisades, New York
Sep 05, 2018
Oct 05, 2018
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Postdoctoral Fellowships

in the

Earth and Environmental Sciences

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 2019.

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. There is also an opportunity for a fellowship in forest ecology with a fieldwork component at the Black Rock Forest Consortium, a research facility near the Lamont Campus.

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 $66,000Successful 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.


The deadline for applications is November 12, 2018.

For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, please visit:

Contact:  The Office of the Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964

Tel: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email:  


Note: Related postdoctoral opportunities are available at the Earth Institute at Columbia University,  


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.