Staff Associate position, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Staff Associate position, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University


The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Staff Associate to be involved in the processing and analysis of spatial reference data from a ground based and airborne ice imaging system used by the Polar Geophysics Group.  The ice imaging system is used to monitor changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions on sponsored projects.  The position will be responsible for operating the gravity systems in the field, quality control of the data and produce final data products.  The position will work with both standard gyro-stabilized system and a strap-down IMU sensor.


Candidates should have a minimum of four years related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline within engineering or science, or 2 years of related experience with a MS degree in Geodesy or another relevant discipline.  Must be able to use ArcGIS.  Excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills in English are required.  Experience of working with Inertial Measurement Units (IMU’s) and mixing data sets from GPS receivers and IMU’s would be advantageous.  Candidate will need to pass a pre-travel physical exam prior to working at remote locations.



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.

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Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position.


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


We accept online applications only.