Postdoctoral Position in Ocean-Ice Interactions at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Postdoctoral Position in Ocean-Ice Interactions at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

James R. Cochran
Postdoctoral Position in Ocean-Ice Interactions at Lamont-
Post Doctoral Research Scientist in the field of Polar Geophysics:

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral research scientist position in polar geophysics and glaciology. The successful candidate will join a group working on a NASA-sponsored interdisciplinary study of the ocean-ice shelf interface in Antarctica and Greenland utilizing IceBridge altimeter, radar and gravity data (IceBridge, a multi-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown that provides data on Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice). The geometry of the base of the ice and the underlying bathymetry that define the cavity in which the ocean interacts with the ice will be determined by geophysical methods. The water mass properties, determined by oceanographic techniques, will be used to model circulation seaward of and beneath the ice and the interactions between seawater and ice. The post-doctoral scientist will investigate the effect of changing ocean temperature and circulation on floating ice shelves and outlet glaciers, including implications for ice sheet evolution and sea level. The position may involve fieldwork in both Greenland and Antarctica. Candidates with research interests in polar oceanography and glaciology are encouraged to apply. The position is a full-time 2-year appointment, with the opportunity of continuation and growth depending on progress and availability of funding.

Requirements:  A recent Ph.D. in Oceanography, Geophysics or a related discipline is required.

Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled.  Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references, to

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
CU RAPS Number 0002652.
Please follow instructions on how to apply since we only accept online applications. Thank you.


James R. Cochran
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964

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