The Duhamel Lab for Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the laboratory to participate in a research project on marine dissolved organic phosphorus and the role of compound-specific phosphorus hydrolase transformations in the marine phosphorus cycle. This work will include physiological and chemical measurements. The position will entail laboratory experiments in phytoplankton cultures, plus sampling and experiments onboard oceanographic research vessels, as well as data analysis (including bioinformatics tools) and scientific publications writing.
This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. The lab is located near the NYC metro area, offering many opportunities for interactions within Columbia University departments, and other area Universities. This project is in close collaboration with the Diaz Lab at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO), University of Georgia, and may entail trips to SkIO.
Qualifications: A PhD is required in chemistry, microbiology,
biological or chemical oceanography or a related field. Experience
in marine chemistry and microbiology is preferred. Applicants with
experience in microbial culturing, enzymology and/or molecular
chemistry are encouraged to apply. Skill with flow cytometry and/or
with using radioactive or stable isotope tracers is preferred.
Familiarity with continuous culturing of plankton species and
proteomics would be a plus. Excellent command (verbal and written)
of the English language, organization and meticulousness, and
strong interpersonal skills desired. Applicants must be willing and
capable of participating in oceanographic cruises.
The start date for this position is flexible but a start in January 2019 is preferred.
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.
Application: Please visit our online application site at
for further information about this position and to submit your application, including a cover letter, which should detail past research experience and future interests, current CV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.
Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
We accept online applications only.