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Columbia University Lamont Assistant or Lamont Associate Research Professor in New York, New York

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks to fill an assistant to associate-level research faculty position in the fields of paleoceanography, marine geology, Earth magnetism, sedimentology, and/or paleoclimatology. We are particularly interested in outstanding candidates who generate and use observational data, including but not limited to marine- or land-based field studies, together with experimental or computational approaches to study Earth’s past history. The selection committee is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their excellence in research, teaching, or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will join a world-class community of researchers and be expected to achieve distinction in both research and service. A unique feature of this position is that the successful applicant will also hold the title of Director of the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, a multi-user facility accessible to the broader scientific community and committed to promoting the use and appreciation of deep-sea and coastal cores and dredges for Earth Science research. In the role of Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic oversight of this NSF-funded community facility, including support of community research needs, educational programming at all levels, and professional training of students and early career researchers. In addition, the successful candidate will oversee a repository collection of 23,000 cores and dredge samples and supervise a staff of two full-time staff associates including the Repository Curator who is responsible for day-to-day operations. The Repository ( houses laboratories fully equipped for sedimentology and physical properties research including a GeoTek Multisensor track, an Itrax XRF Corescanner and an Olympus BTX-II XRD analyzer, and is associated with laboratories that support research on corals and paleomagnetics.

Lamont Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide a portion of their salary support, including opportunities for summer salary. The successful candidate will receive additional support for the role as Repository Director and will also be eligible to apply for a Columbia University Climate and Life Fellowship, a three-year appointment that includes three months of salary support per year as well as a research/travel budget. Applicants should have established a high-impact, lab-based research program; demonstrated a record of significant research contributions through publications in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated likely or proven success in raising external funding; and be able to contribute broadly to research at Lamont.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field and at least two years of relevant research experience.

The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will remain open until the position is filled.

Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

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

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran