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Research Staff Assistant

  • Requisition no: 521936
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • School/Department: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Grade: Grade R4
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 10/31/2022
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, is seeking a Research Staff Assistant for a temporary position. Under the close supervision of the Associate Research Scientist serving as the PI, the Research Staff Assistant (RSA) will fabricate firn ice samples to be used in the cryogenic compaction apparatus housed in the Rock and Ice Mechanics Lab. The RSA will additionally assist in experiments, testing the compaction behavior of the samples. The RSA will assist in characterization of post-deformation samples using a cryo-microscope.


  • Setting up and running experiments, instrument operation and maintenance, and assisting the PI with sample review and analysis.
  • Assisting with the writing, editing, submitting, revising paper for publication.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required and a minimum of 1 year of experience in a research environment.
  • Must possess strong writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of R or python also strongly desired.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - Race / Gender / Disability / Veteran

The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

We accept online applications only. 

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