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

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

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

No openings at this time.

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

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