MARGINS Office Position

The MARGINS Office seeks new management staff starting in January 2008. The position will be at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, in Palisades, New York, where the Office is moving through October 2009. The Office fosters and facilitates activities of the NSF-MARGINS program, and provides a focal point for the planning, organization, communication and interaction with the Earth Science community. This staff member will manage day-to-day operation of the Office, and serves as scientific assistant to the Chair. Duties include scientific interaction with researchers around the world; writing content for, editing, and distributing newsletters, reports, and meeting minutes; developing materials and managing content for the MARGINS web site; providing some technical assistance for web site; overseeing meeting logistics including on-site support and budget monitoring; coordinating and participating in Steering Committee working groups; and reseraching and drafting science policy documents. The staffer also serves as primary liason with the Data Management system, and coordinates some education and outreach efforts. A PhD or MS in Earth Sciences or related discipline preferred. Well-developed organizational and communication skills are necessary. Must be able to travel to national and international meetings. Helpful qualifications include expertise in web design and management; experience with administration including supervision of at least one person; experience with science education and outreach projects.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Geoffrey Abers, MARGINS Chair,

All interested candidates interested in applying must apply online at:
We consider online applications only. Columbia University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.




MARGINS is an NSF funded program

The MARGINS Office is Hosted by Columbia University

Last updated Thursday, November 15, 2007