Monday, July 6, 2015

Associate Research Scientist Position in Aerosols and Climate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist position in the Atmospheric Chemistry research group of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University in Palisades, NY.   The successful candidate will conduct simulations in a chemistry-climate model to investigate the impacts of regional aerosol emissions on climate.  The project is a collaborative research effort involving three U.S. chemistry-climate models and will examine regional climate variability and the detection of regional climate responses to aerosol forcing.


Candidates should have completed their PhD and at least one year of postdoctoral research by April 2015, in atmospheric science or a related field.  Experience designing, executing, and analyzing simulations in the NOAA GFDL CM3 chemistry-climate strongly preferred.  The successful candidate will also have experience evaluating models with aerosol observations, either in situ or remotely sensed.  Prior experience with analyzing regional climate responses is a plus. A record of publications in scientific literature required.  


Appointment will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress.


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, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references.


Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position.


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


We accept online applications only.

University of Pennsylvania - Assistant Professor in the Energy Cluster

As part of a larger investment to create a new Center for Energy Research, the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to add faculty to our newly formed Energy Cluster spanning the natural sciences. Following a first hire in Chemistry, we now invite applications for tenure-track assistant professor whose primary research and teaching affiliation will be in one of the following departments: Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics & Astronomy. Exceptional senior candidates will be given consideration. The successful candidate will mount an innovative program of fundamental scientific research with impact on our societal energy challenges, and in doing so will forge collaborative links with Penn scientists and engineers involved in energy research. Applicants must apply online at Required application materials include: curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and a research and teaching statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the three departments and identifies potential collaborative links with other natural science departments. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin no later than September 1st, 2015 and will continue as long as the position remains open. The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upennledu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html ). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University - Assistant Research Professor

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position in Quaternary climate science. The successful candidate will have developed an innovative, externally funded research program in Quaternary climate studies that includes fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Candidates with experience in the application of isotopic tools and cosmogenic surface dating techniques to investigate the expansion and retreat of ice sheets and glaciers are particularly encouraged. Field experience and an understanding of glacial geology will be important qualifications.


Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in a related field by the time of appointment. Candidates with 2-3 years postdoctoral experience in a related field will be preferred. Interested candidates should provide a CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, list of funded projects and pending proposals, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Applications should be submitted online at  by 19 July 2015.

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


The Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences invites applications for a one year, full-time, term faculty position in geology starting August 17, 2015. We seek a dynamic educator with teaching expertise in geology and earth science. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent teaching and organizational skills, a dynamic and welcoming personalit y, to participate in undergraduate program management, and to engage students using innovative technology. Teaching duties will be at the undergraduate level including: physical geology and/or historical geology and potentially upper level classes, such as Field Mapping Techniques. A Ph.D. in geology or related fields with teaching experience is preferred, but exceptional candidates with a M.S. in geology with at least 5 years of college-level teaching experience will be considered. Degrees and experience are required by the start date.

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geology and the Earth Sciences and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics.

For full consideration, applicants must contact Dr Mark D. Uhen at; please send a CV  ;and contact information (e-mail addresses) for three references and a summary of teaching evaluations if available.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Program Director

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking candidates for Program Director in both the Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics Program (GLD) and the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program (SGP) within the Division of Earth Science (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington VA. EAR supports proposals for research that will improve understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution and behavior of the Earth's materials. More information about EAR and its programs can be found at The individual selected for these positions will be knowledgeable in the scientific areas covered by the respective programs and will help identify emerging opportunities in the Geosciences. In addition, the incumbent will undertake the design, development, analysis, documentation, management and implementation of programs and activities within the program and across disciplinary boundaries. Program Director responsibilities include long-range planning for the areas of science represented by the program; administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations; preparation of press releases, feature articles and material describing advances in the research supported; and coordination with other NSF programs as well as those at other Federal agencies and organizations.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus, after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Appropriate fields include Sedimentary Geology, Paleobiology, Geomorphology, and Land-use Dynamics.


Individuals interested in applying for these vacancies should submit their materials to the appropriate announcement:



Position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090. Applications must be received by July 31, 2015.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.