Open Until: 01/31/2020
Postdoctoral Research Scientist for AVERT Project
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Palisades, NY
With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research
Scientist to work on the project AVERT: Anticipating Volcanic Eruptions
in Real Time. The project aims to establish an open-data, real-time,
multi-sensor experiment on Okmok and Cleveland volcanoes in Alaska in
order to develop data streams and forecasts for highly active volcanic
systems. Classic “closed’ and “open” volcanoes, Okmok and Cleveland will
serve as testing grounds for the use of multi-sensor,
satellite-telemetered arrays to understand eruption run-up, triggering
and precursors. A multi-year logistics platform will engage partners in
this community experiment. The candidate will serve as project manager
for the AVERT project, working with a team of Principal Investigators at
the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, including Drs. Terry Plank and
Einat Lev.Efforts would include organizing field logistics, taking part
in field deployments, interfacing with the Alaska Volcano Observatory
and other project partners, developing open data tools, and engaging in
outreach to stakeholders and inreach to the science community. We
anticipate that project management duties will be the majority of
effort. The candidate is also encouraged to conduct original research
using the AVERT data as opportunities allow.
A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the date of hire. Preferred
qualifications include excellent communication and organizational
skills, field experience on active volcanoes, an interest in machine
learning and published research involving volcano seismology, geodesy,
gas chemistry or other relevant data streams or models.
The position is for three years, with a desired start date on or before
June 2020.The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad
appears and will continue until the position is filled.Columbia
University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.
Please visit our online application site at:
for further information about this position and to submit your cover
letter of interest, CV, and contact information for (3) professional
references with the application.Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2020.
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University is committed
to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment that supports
a talented and culturally inclusive workforce. Applicants should share
this commitment to fostering diversity, equity, belonging and engagement.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
We accept online applications only.
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