Postdoc position, inverse modeling of GIA - Palisades, NY, USA

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades, NY, USA, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in inverse modeling of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA).


Proposed start date is 1 August 2019, with some flexibility. Appointment will be for one-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.


The successful candidate will use GIA modeling to better understand solid Earth properties, ice-sheet evolution, and sea-level change since the last glacial maximum. Particularly, the successful candidate will use gradient-based optimization to solve the GIA inverse problem within a laterally heterogeneous Earth model.


- Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Geophysics (Seismology)
- Evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high quality research is desired.


For further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references, visit the online application site:

Further information

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Jacqueline Austermann to discuss the position before applying: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Online applications only.