Research Associate in Paleobiology, US Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) Oct 2011-present.
IODP Scientist, Leader of Chemistry Group, Expedition 342: Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts. June-July 2012. Recovery of continuous marine records through multiple extreme climate transients (hot transients: PETM, K-Pg boundary, Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events; cold transients: early Oligocene, Oligocene-Miocene glacial maxima).
Colorado Plateau Drilling Project Team Member. Project targeted at identifying and constraining deep-time records of extraordinary ecosystem change related to constrained perturbation - the extrinsically forced effects of the giant Late Triassic Manicouagan impact. Coring begins in October 2013.
Scientific Coring Team Member for K-Pg Boundary Project at El Kef, Tunisia, funded by NSF Earth-Life Transitions program. Coring to commence in late 2013.
NSF Earth-Life Transitions initiative-invited contributor for what developed into a new multi-million dollar NSF funding program in deeptime paleoclimate research, 2011-12.
Field trip leader for NEIGC, GSA, SEPM GAC-MAC, NAPC, Royal Museum of Scotland, UK, and British Geological Association, 2000-present.
Climate and environmental change liaison to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Spring 2012-present.
Session chair and organiser for American Geophysical Union 2010, for EGU 2011, and for three sessions at American Geophysical Union 2012.
Public Media: Coordinated with numerous media outlets for press articles, including The Economist, BBC, Science News, Wired, The Washington Post, Discovery News, etc., 2009-present; “Animal Armageddon”, Animal Planet, 2009; "The Nature of Things", CBC, 2007.