Provost's Diversity Postdoctoral Scholar Award


Provost’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Scholar Program
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University is seeking a scholar for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Scholar Program. The goal of this program is to enhance the recruitment of outstanding postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups to more closely reflect the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates. The program strongly encourages applications from promising scholars from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to: Blacks/African-Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans/Alaska Natives; persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, or Samoa. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who have recently completed their Ph.D. in the earth, environmental or ocean sciences, or expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2013. Individuals who received their terminal degree from Columbia University or who have been a Columbia University postdoctoral scholar are not eligible for this program.


Researchers at LDEO work to understand the dynamics of the earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including interactions with humankind. LDEO scientists lead research in the fields of solid earth dynamics (e.g. seismology, geodesy, mantle dynamics, petrology/geochemistry, earthquake and rock mechanics, marine and continental tectonics/geology/ geophysics), ocean and atmospheric dynamics (e.g. climate/paleoclimate, climate forecasting, physical/ chemical oceanography) and life sciences (e.g. biological oceanography, biogeosciences, plant physiology, paleontology). Applications from all related fields are encouraged.
The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of earth science.
This is a three-year postdoctoral appointment and carries an annual stipend of $58,000 with a research allowance of $5,000. The deadline for completed applications has passed.. Award announcements will be made in February 2013.

For more information contact:
The Office of the Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.