Job posting: Postdoctoral or Associate Research Scientist - Volcanology

Einat Lev einatlev at
Sun Dec 12 03:23:38 UTC 2021

Postdoctoral or Associate Research Scientist - Volcanology

** Note: If you have interest in this position and will attend AGU in-person, please
reach out to Prof. Terry Plank - tplank at <mailto:tplank at>

With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in
Palisades, New York, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist or
Associate 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

The candidate will work with a team of Principal Investigators at the
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Alaska Volcano Observatory and
other project partners. Efforts would include developing open tools for
analyzing real-time mulit-sensor data, taking part in field deployments,
helping organize field logistics, and engaging in outreach to
stakeholders and inreach to the science community. The candidate is
encouraged to conduct original research using the AVERT data.


A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the date of hire. Preferred
qualifications include prior field work on active volcanoes, published
research involving volcano seismology and/or geodesy, excellent
communication and organizational skills, and experience in machine
learning, edge computing, data assimilation and/or forecasting models.
Applicants will be eligible for either the rank of Postdoctoral Research
Scientist or Associate Research Scientist based on post-Ph.D. years of

Columbia University benefits are offered with this Officer of Research

Associate Research Scientist appointments are made on a fiscal year
basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1, contingent upon
performance and funding.  Postdoc appointments are annual and based on
hire date. Funding is currently in place for two years.

Review of applications will begin December 29, 2021 and continue until
the position is filled. The desired start date is Spring 2022.

For more information about this position and to submit your application
along with the contact information for three professional references and
other required documents, please visit our application site at: <>

For questions about this position, please contact Drs. Terry Plank
(tplank at <mailto:tplank at>) and Einat Lev (einatlev at <mailto:einatlev at>).

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer – Race / Gender / Disability / Veteran

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

We accept online applications only.

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Einat Lev
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Columbia University
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY
einatlev at

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