Assistant Research Scientist, International Ocean Discovery Program at Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas 

Organization: International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University

Type of opportunity: Full-time, academic


  • Perform Expedition Project Manager, Staff Scientist, and Science Engagement Activity duties in support of IODP Science Services and Operations
  • Provide scientific expertise, leadership, and advocacy to implementation of expedition projects and science services to maximize IODP-TAMU’s deliverables
  • Responsible for overall scientific implementation of scientific ocean drilling expeditions and achievement of cruise science plan through coordination of shorebased and ship resources
  • Responsible for providing scientific expertise and leadership to improve delivery of IODP-TAMU scientific services – including ship and shore laboratories, enhancement/development of new analytical tools and techniques, and conducting independent scientific research
  • Responsible for contributing to the Texas A&M University education mission, coordinating IODP-TAMU outreach, leading project management implementation, and/or facilitating scientific ocean drilling clearance activities
  • Work cooperatively with others at all times, demonstrating excellent teamwork, leadership, and displaying a service-oriented attitude in all interactions
  • Ensure strong team approach to service deliverables through routine team building, training and interaction
  • Promote cooperation within a diverse scientific program and associated community of participants

Desired qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the field of Geosciences or related field with expertise in petrology, inorganic (fluid) geochemistry, downhole logging, petrophysics, and sedimentology
  • Three years of relevant professional experience
  • Familiarity with project management
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of standard computer and software applications
  • Must have a demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to successfully organize tasks and prioritize work
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and harmoniously with others
  • Be able to work independently
  • Two months of sea going experience
  • Experience as a seagoing scientist, especially in scientific ocean drilling, is preferred.

Link to more information: Read the job announcement and apply online.

How to apply: Apply online with reference to Posting Number O00086FY16. Attach a resume, curriculum vita, list of published papers, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references.

Application deadline: Application review begins May 16, 2016.