Postdoctoral, paleoceanography - Palisades, NY, USA

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades, New York, USA, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working on trace metal and stable isotopic research applications in paleoceanography.


Funded by the Center for Climate and Life (, this Postdoctoral appointment provides an exceptional early-career opportunity for top early-career applicants to pursue a project of their own design.

The appointment includes support for ICP-MS, ICP-OES analytical expenses, lab technical assistance, and annual conference participation.

Research projects can explore biogenic carbonate proxy calibration studies or past changes in ocean properties, their spatial or temporal gradients, over any timescale.

Mentor hosts will be Drs. Peter de Menocal and Bärbel Hönisch.


Candidates should have a PhD in geology, geochemistry, oceanography or related fields. The ideal candidate will have samples in hand, ready for analysis on arrival.


Appointment will be for one year, with continuation pending funding and research progress.


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

For further information about this position and to submit your application, two-page research summary, names of three references, curriculum vitae and your proposed research project stating the problem it addresses, and analytical strategy, go to:

Further information

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.