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
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-2132

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Faculty Position Listings

No openings at this time.

Research Position Listings

Research Scientist for Rwanda Station, Center for Global Change Science, Rwanda-MIT Climate Change Observatory Project

Rwanda and MIT are collaborating to build a world-class observatory on Mt. Karisimbi measuring climate change, and the atmospheric gases forcing climate change, to ultimately be run by Rwandan researchers. The Station Chief Scientist (SCS) will provide scientific leadership for the station and supervise equipment installation and operation with the aid of Rwandan station technicians and other station affiliates. Mt. Karisimbi will join the multi-national Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) network. This new site can measure air coming from Rwanda and many other nations within and beyond Africa. While a new cable car is built to access the 4500-meter summit, an interim observatory has been set up on Mt. Mugogo for testing and training. Instruments so far acquired include a weather station, a pyranometer, and 3 optical analyzers to measure CO2, CO, CH4, N2O, H2O and O3. Next will be an AGAGE Medusa GC-MS that will measure over 50 other greenhouse gases and air pollutants. In order to construct the new Medusa, as well as supervise the Rwandan station, the SCS will reside partly in Rwanda and partly at MIT. The SCS will attend international AGAGE meetings to connect the evolving Rwandan Observatory with the AGAGE community. Through internet and other access the SCS will provide continuous supervision of the station, even when not resident. The SCS will join the large atmospheric chemistry community at MIT.

Requirements: Ph.D. in atmospheric or related science and prior experience with complex atmospheric instrumentation and with interpreting measurements. Salary will depend on experience and required qualifications. Qualified scientists should apply on line at jobs at MIT:  http://jobs.mit.edu/ and also e-mail their Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of three professional references and a brief statement of research interests to Professor Ronald G. Prinn, Bldg. 54-1312, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A. (e-mail: rprinn [at] mit [dot] edu). In addition, applicants should arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by referees to the same address. All materials must be received by September 30, 2014. More information can be obtained from http://cgcs.mit.edu/research/agage, http://atmoschem.mit.edu, and http://mit.edu/rprinn.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Postdoc Position Listings

Postdoctoral Associate, Computational Biology | Phylogenetics | Microbial Evolution

The Fournier Lab within the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department at MIT is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Associate for a 1-year appointment with possible extension, to begin in the Fall of 2014. Ongoing research areas include microbial phylogenetics and phylometabolomics, development of molecular clock models and time calibration of microbial evolution across planetary timescales, horizontal gene transfer, ancestral sequence reconstruction, genomic paleontology, and co-evolution of microbial ecology and planetary processes.

Requirements: PhD with a strong background in bioinformatics, phylogenetics, statistics, and computer programming. Highly motivated, independent researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Application needs to include Curriculum Vitae, name, email address and telephone number of three professional references and a brief statement of research interest. Qualified applicants are encourged to apply by email to Professor Gregory Fournier, g4nier [at] mit [dot] edu

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

Administrative Position Listings

No openings at this time.

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