Assistant Research Scientist/Staff Scientist

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The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Assistant Research Scientist/Staff Scientist in our Science Operations section. A Ph.D. in geosciences or related field, and demonstrated research experience is required. Applicants with expertise in organic geochemistry, microbiology, and sedimentary inorganic geochemistry are encouraged to apply, but all fields of geosciences will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English. An experienced seagoing scientist, especially in scientific ocean drilling, is preferred.

The successful applicant will serve as the Expedition Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of cruise planning and implementation, and postcruise expedition activities. These duties include sailing as the IODP scientific representative on an IODP expedition approximately once per year. Individual research, as well as collaboration with colleagues at Texas A&M University through the university’s interdepartmental Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science initiative (ODASES), is expected. The applicant will also provide scientific advice on laboratory developments in their area of specialization. Applicants must be able to cooperate and work harmoniously with others and have the ability to be an effective team leader. The successful applicant will be required to pass a new employee physical exam and annual seagoing physical exams.

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 31 August 2012, but will continue to accept applications until candidates are selected for interviews. Applicants may access the TAMU application at and apply online with reference to NOV#121261, attach a curriculum vita, including a list of published papers, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references.

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