The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the influence of natural oil and gas seeps on the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. The position will include fieldwork in the Gulf of Mexico, laboratory analyses of field samples, analysis of metagenomic datasets and synthesis with environmental data sets.
Applicants should have a PhD in marine ecological sciences and/or microbial bioinformatics and have a strong foundation in biological oceanography, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Applicants with experience in microbial ecology and a strong bioinformatics background are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be willing and capable of participating in oceanographic cruises.
Fieldwork will begin in July 2016 and applicants must be able to participate at that time.
Appointment will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress.
This position will be based at the Lamont campus in Rockland County, NY, near New York City.
Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. If necessary, please contact Ajit Subramaniam (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Andrew Juhl (email@example.com) for more information about the project.
Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62849 for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, a statement of past research experience and future interests and contact information for three references.
Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research appointment.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
We accept online applications only.