Assistant Research Scientist -
(IODP Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist)

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant Research Scientist (Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist) in our Science Operations section. Applications in any field of geoscience pertinent to IODP will be considered although preference will be given to those with expertise that fits well with our current group.

A Ph.D. in geosciences or related field, and demonstrated on-going research experience is required. Applicants must have a demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English. Experience as a seagoing scientist, especially in scientific ocean drilling, is preferred.

This position will serve as the Expedition Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of precruise expedition planning, sea-going implementation, and postcruise activities. These duties include sailing as the IODP scientific representative on a two-month IODP expedition approximately once every 1 to 2 years.

Individual scientific research, as well as collaboration with colleagues at Texas A&M University in fulfilling its educational mission, is required.

This position will also provide scientific advice on laboratory developments in their area of specialization including scientific implementation of downhole logging on the JOIDES Resolution. Applicants must be able to cooperate and work harmoniously with others, have the ability to be an effective team leader, and foster collaboration among diverse scientific participants. Passing a new employee medical exam and annual seagoing medical exams are a requirement of the position.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. This is a regular full time position, contingent upon continuing availability of funds for IODP. We will begin reviewing applications on June 30, 2018, but will continue to accept applications until candidates are selected for interviews. External applicants may apply online to the job posting at with reference to Posting Number R-004291-1, attach a curriculum vita, list of published papers, statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three professional references.

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published: 17 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.