Job Opening

Staff Associate

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Posted: 04/01/2019

Open Until: 07/31/2019

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Staff Associate. The Staff Associate will provide technical support for the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN, URL: Activity includes preparation, installation, operation and repair of seismic equipment used to monitor earthquakes. Field work to average 25-35% of the time, seasonally (that is, 5-10 days a month, less in winter, more in summer) in the eastern United States. Plan network service trips to determine priorities as a member of a team.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, geophysics or related field and four years of related experience required, or a Master’s degree in engineering, physics, geophysics or related field and two years of related experience required. Experience in Internet communication and Linux is required. Hands-on experience will include broad range of electronics with good theoretical capability leading to understanding of equipment function. Adequate soldering skill to make various cables for radios, seismometers and GPS receiver required. Good command of spoken and written English required. Must be physically capable of working in the field in isolated locations – to walk up and down steep hills while carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to load/unload, and to drive a pickup truck for field work, and operate generator and other simple machinery. We value ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1, contingent upon performance and funding.

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

Please visit our online application site at
for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We accept online applications only.

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