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

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Faculty Position Listings

Faculty Positions in Geology, Geochemistry & Geophysics at MIT

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT seeks applications for faculty positions in geology, geochemistry, and  geophysics.  We particularly encourage applicants whose work crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.  The intent is to hire at the assistant professor level, but more senior appointments can be considered.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field by the start of employment and must demonstrate ability to excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A complete application must include a curriculum vitae,  one- to two-page descriptions of research and teaching plans, and three letters of recommendation. 

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4798

To receive full consideration, a complete application must be received by December 1, 2014. 

Search Contact:
Ms. Karen Fosher
HR Administrator
EAPS, 54-924 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
kfosher [at] mit [dot] edu | 617-253-2132

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

Assistant Professor (Climate/ Oceanography)

MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences seeks to expand its vibrant and interdisciplinary approach to research and education in climate science. We seek applications from outstanding candidates working in climate related fields. We particularly encourage applicants working in the fields of ocean dynamics, oceans and climate, and/or marine biogeochemical cycles.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of employment. We seek highly motivated candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and student advising. A keen interest in relating to complementary research in the Department and/or in the MIT/Woods Hole Joint Program in Oceanography is important.

Preference will be given to appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor but a more senior appointment can be considered for an individual with exceptional qualifications. MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive consideration, a complete application must be received by 12/31/2014. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and two-page descriptions of research and teaching plans and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted directly by professional referees. 

Questions regarding the search may be addressed to Prof. Mick Follows, Search Committee Chair (mick [at] mit [dot] edu).

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4822

Questions regarding the application procedure can be addressed to Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, kfosher [at] mit [dot] edu, 617-253-2132

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


Research Position Listings

No openings at this time.


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

W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for the W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship supports exceptional early-career scientists with research interests in the fields of geology, geochemistry, or geobiology. Crosby Fellows pursue independent research, but are encouraged to collaborate with one or more researchers in the department. A faculty mentor will be assigned to host the fellow. Prospective fellows are encouraged to contact members of the department to discuss possible collaborations. The fellowship term is two years, contingent on good progress during the first year, and includes an annual stipend of $62,000 plus an allowance of up to $7,000 per year for research, relocation and health care expenses. Fellows are eligible to participate in MIT's Affiliate health plan. The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but should fall between June 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. by the start date, but not more than three years before the start date.

Applications are due by December 1, 2014 and must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a two-page plan of research to be conducted during the fellowship, and three reference letters. A description of the application process is at http://eapsweb.mit.edu/crosby.

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4854

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, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to provide comprehensive administrative support for four faculty members and their research groups. Will work closely with the finance team to accomplish business tasks including reconciling and monitoring accounting statements and projections for research grants and fund accounts; processing procurement, invoices, and monthly service center billings; arranging complex travel and processing travel reimbursements; and processing and tracking office and laboratory supply orders.  Will also handle event planning as needed for seminars and group meetings; provide logistical support for science meetings and workshops; collect and distribute mail; prepare and arrange express and freight shipments; maintain conference room calendar and supplies; coordinate office space assignments, signage, telephones, and mailboxes; maintain COGB mail database; coordinate appointments and DACCA changes with HR administrator; and perform special projects and provide other administrative assistance as needed.

Job Requirements: REQUIRED - Three years of office and grant management 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. Visit: http://jobs.mit.edu/ to apply. Job #11752-5

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
MIT is a nonsmoking environment.

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