Postdoc Research Scientist, Plio-Pleistocene benthic foraminifera shells, New York, USA

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist for an NSF-funded project to investigate the preservation of Plio-Pleistocene benthic foraminifera shells from various depositional settings.


This position will be based at the Lamont-Doherty campus in Rockland County, NY, near New York City, and will include multiple trips to the EPMA and SIMS facilities at UW-Madison.

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

Proposed start date is 1 September 2017.


- Candidates should have a PhD in geochemistry or related fields.
- A strong foundation in paleoceanography and foraminifera-based proxies, in particular delta18O and Mg/Ca, is preferred.
- Knowledge of in situ analytical approaches such as EPMA and LA-ICPMS as well as SEM operation is highly desired.


Only online applications will be accepted.

Search will remain open until at least 19 July 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit the online application site:

Here you will find further information about this position. Submit your application, current curriculum vitae, statement of past research experience, and the names and email addresses of three references.

Further information

If necessary, contact Reinhard Kozdon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information about this project.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.