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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
Palisades, New York
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Oct 23, 2022

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

The successful candidate will work primarily with new seafloor seismic, oceanographic and geodetic data to study slow slip events offshore of New Zealand to better understand tsunami and seismic hazard of subduction zones. There is also an opportunity to work on several existing data sets including previous data from New Zealand, compliance data from Axial Volcano focused on its magma chamber and a project investigating seafloor pressure instrumentation.


Candidates should have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. in Geophysics (Seismology, Marine Geodesy) or related discipline. 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.

Appointment will be for 1-year with continuation pending progress and funding.

The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed start date is January 1, 2023, with some flexibility.

Columbia University benefits are offered with this Officer of Research appointment.


The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

We accept online applications only.


Our center has a unique standing at Columbia University.  We are one of only a few centers in the United States actively developing a global climate model to understand past and future climates both on Earth and on other planets.  To do so, we have a special relationship with NASA.  We are co-located with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Columbia’s Armstrong Hall. Here, Columbia and NASA scientists work closely together to advance climate science and improve societal resilience to climate-related challenges both in the United States and around the world.  CCSR scientists and staff also work with many other partners – private sector, governmental, and non-governmental organizations – to answer these challenging scientific, social, and economic questions.

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