Employment

The EAPS Department seeks outstanding scientists who have demonstrated (or have strong potential for) innovation and leadership in research and teaching. We cover the full spectrum of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences—and we encourage collaborative interaction with existing research programs.

For additional information on any EAPS position, or to send a resume or C.V., please contact:
Karen Fosher, Personnel Administrator
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
54-924
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-2132
617-253-2132

Available positions

Faculty
Research
Postdocs
Administrative

Faculty Position Listings

No openings at this time.


Research Position Listings

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Center for Global Change Science (CGCS), to conduct research and model development and participate in the implementation of a three-dimensional atmospheric chemistry model in the MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) framework.  Research will focus on conducting uncertainty analysis through climate/chemistry ensemble simulations, with a particular emphasis on the role of natural variability and climate system response. The work will require collaborating closely with developers of community atmospheric chemistry models as well as relevant MIT faculty, research staff, and postdoctoral associates in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Additional information about the CGCS and Joint Program is available at: http://cgcs.mit.edu/ and http://globalchange.mit.edu/

Job Requirements REQUIRED: a Ph.D. and significant experience in atmospheric science, climate science, environmental science, or chemical engineering. Experience in global-scale chemistry and climate modeling, model development, and uncertainty analysis is desired.  Job #12095

In addition to applying online at http://careers.mit.edu/, qualified scientists are also asked to send a brief statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Professor Ronald G. Prinn, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 54-1312, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307; e-mail: rprinn [at] mit [dot] edu. This is a two-year appointment.


Postdoc Position Listings

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences-Center for Global Change Science, to join an international team of experimentalists and theoreticians in the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) and a large atmospheric chemistry group at MIT. Will focus on interpretation of AGAGE observations of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases using such inverse methods. Additional information about AGAGE, MIT Atmospheric Chemistry, and Professor Prinn is available at http://cgcs.mit.edu/research/agage, http://atmoschem.mit.edu, and http://mit.edu/rprinn.
 
Job Requirements REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in some area of atmospheric chemistry and significant experience in three-dimensional atmospheric chemical transport modeling. Experience using these models together with observations to optimally estimate trace gas sources and sinks (i.e., inverse modeling) is desirable. Job #12082

In addition to applying online, qualified scientists are also asked to send a brief statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Professor Ronald G. Prinn, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue 54-1312, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307. All materials must be received by June 30, 2015.

General applications for postdoctoral positions are made by contacting the appropriate member of faculty or principal investigator.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged


Administrative Position Listings

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to provide comprehensive administrative and financial support to multiple faculty with teaching responsibilities and research group. Activities of the group involve interaction with students, sponsors, researchers, other faculty and EAPS headquarters (HQ) staff. Support to professor includes making travel arrangements, managing contacts, complex calendar management, preparing course material, process travel and other reimbursements, and monitoring deadlines. Will coordinate arrivals of students and scholars to the research group to ensure office space, IT arrangements, mail delivery, pending authorizations. Will answer phone, maintain group email lists, order supplies, coordinate group meetings and create and maintain filing systems. Assist with proposal preparation; pre and post award administration; projections; assist with salary change distributions; process procurement, reimbursements and invoices. Process monthly financial review and control for all accounts. Manage and perform monthly billings for the department’s service centers with both internal and external users; Will process and deposit all incoming checks; work with Accounts Receivable for external billings and payments. Resolve past due invoices. Perform special projects and provide other administrative assistance as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Three years of office experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability and willingness to learn new software; ability to create, maintain, and enhance spreadsheets and monitor grants and research accounts; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proactive approach to workload and workflow; and the ability to work as part of a team. Seek a highly organized individual who is able to maintain a high degree of accuracy while prioritizing competing demands and adhering to tight deadlines. Must possess initiative and the ability to work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision. A college degree and familiarity with MIT-specific systems like SAP and COEUS preferred. The posting can be found at: http://jobs.mit.edu/ | Search for Job ID #12061

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to provide comprehensive administrative / technical support for faculty members and their research groups.  Grants management of large-scale federally funded grants, contracts, sub-contracts and other sponsored funds.  Manage / edit biography, abstract and website for faculty; Maintain calendar, and scheduling appointments; Assist with letter writing and management; Monitor progress of proposals from submission thru receipt by sponsoring agency; Work in conjunction with department, dean’s office and the office of sponsored projects to address any concerns that arise; Manage complex travel arrangements for: PI’s, research scientists, post docs, graduate and under-graduate students; Coordinate media visits and communication with news outlets; Produce reports, updates and forecasts of grant awards; Coordinate submission of periodic (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) sponsor required reports in conjunction with finance office; Reconcile monthly accounts to ensure spending is in compliance with sponsor’s regulations, including purchase cards, sub-contract awards, and other payments; Provide information to internal auditors upon request; Conduct background research and prepare summary documents on various research related topics.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in technical writing, grant management, accounting or related financial area desired; knowledge of Microsoft Office, Macintosh and knowledge of SAP, Concur, NSPIRES and COEUS preferred. Background knowledge or interest in Science desirable. Must possess initiative and the ability to work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision.  Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required.  MIT experience desirable. The posting can be found at: http://jobs.mit.edu/ | Search for Job ID #12056

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)-Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL), to perform a variety of comprehensive administrative duties as the front-desk contact for the ERL and provide support to its director, executive director, faculty, research staff, and students. ERL responsibilities will include meeting and greeting visitors; serving as a contact for information regarding the group; managing logistics for events, seminars, conferences, and annual consortium meeting; assisting with complex travel arrangements and reimbursements; preparing requisitions, obtaining purchase orders for office supplies and equipment, handling requests for payment, approving pro-card transactions, and providing information to internal auditors; mail distribution and equipment shipping; onboarding of new ERL personnel, i.e., granting building access, assigning space, getting keys, etc.; assisting with website editing and writing; maintaining listservs, files, and records; assisting with teaching materials; and other duties as needed. EAPS duties include reconciling monthly accounts to ensure spending is compliant with sponsor’s regulations; preparing budgets and monitoring progress of proposals from submission through sponsoring agency receipt, working with EAPS’ Finance Office and Office of Sponsored Programs to address any concerns; and assisting with special projects and other duties as assigned.
 
REQUIRED: minimum of three years’ related administrative/office, grant management, and financial experience; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work as part of a team with a diverse group of people; initiative; ability to work independently and solve problems with minimal supervision, handle multiple tasks concurrently, and work efficiently in an evolving environment; and proficient computer skills including experience with e-mail and MS Office. Bachelor’s degree and experience in an academic environment preferred. Knowledge of MIT systems and policies helpful. The posting can be found at: http://jobs.mit.edu/ | Search for Job ID #12086-5

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