• Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    Columbia University New York, NY 10176

    Job #1911351313

  • The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position with expertise at the intersection of seismo-tectonics and subaqueous sedimentary processes. The position will support an NSF- funded project to understand sediment mobilization stimulated by permanent deformation and shaking near large submarine earthquake ruptures. Knowledge in subaqueous sedimentation is required. Responsibilities include: 1) use of existing data on sediments and their seismo-tectonic settings; 2) design, carry out, and analyze physical experiments where sediments are mobilized by mimicking earthquake motions, developing a quantitative approach in analyzing and interpreting results; (3) lead peer-reviewed journal articles, present results at conferences, and develop collaborations including international ones. The Postdoc will be based at LDEO in the research group of Professors Cecilia McHugh and Leonardo Seeber. The Postdoc will also spend time with Professor Chris Paola at the Saint Anthony Falls laboratory of the University of Minnesota.

    Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD having a quantitative background and expertise on tectonics and subaqueous sedimentation. Research background on subduction boundaries is preferred but not required.

    Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research Appointment.

    Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with eligibility for renewal for up to 2 additional years contingent on performance and funding.

    This search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Proposed start date is September 1, 2022.

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

    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran