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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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, to contribute to an integrated genomics platform for life detection beyond Earth. This NASA-funded effort, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes (SETG, setg.mit.edu), has the potential to provide the first direct evidence for life on Mars and/or on icy moons, as well as enable diverse environmental and clinical applications. Opportunity to 1) develop, evaluate, and integrate technologies for bioseparation and sequencing, including nanopore-based single molecule approaches, to 2) design, develop, and validate the instrument in the lab, and in the field at terrestrial analogs of Mars or other extreme environments. Responsibilities also include communicating results to the scientific community through publications and presentations.

This position is based in the Department of Molecular Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. You will work closely with the Science PI, Christopher Carr (carrlab.org), in association with the project PI Maria Zuber at MIT, the MGH Institutional PI Gary Ruvkun, and other academic and industrial partners.

Job Requirements: A PhD in aerospace/mechanical/electrical/biological engineering, biology, geology, or a related field; strong analytical and problem solving skills. You must be highly motivated, technically excellent, able to work independently and contribute to an interdisciplinary team, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We also highly value creativity, drive, and dedication to the search for life beyond Earth. Experience with molecular biology, high throughput sequencing, embedded systems, microcontrollers, mechanical design, thermal modeling, space instrumentation, and other relevant skills highly valued.  Job #12269

In addition to applying online at http://careers.mit.edu/, please send a CV and cover letter with the name and email of three references to chrisc [at] mit [dot] edu with “SETG Post-Doc Application” in the subject line.

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

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