Postdoc Opportunity for Volcano Project at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

James Davis jdavis at
Wed Dec 4 14:55:23 UTC 2019

Job Requisition Number 	00001305
Field(s) of Specialization 	Volcanology
Position Title 	Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Location 	Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 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 are offered with this Officer of Research appointment. 	

We accept online applications only. 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.

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

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