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
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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: 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.

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


Administrative Position Listings

No openings at this time.

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