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

Available positions


Faculty Position Listings

No openings at this time.

Research Position Listings

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE I, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, to assist postdocs and graduate students with special projects and assist the laboratory manager in day-to-day operation of the laboratory and instrumentation.  Will be responsible for rock sample preparation, solvent extraction of sediment samples, and the preparation of petroleum and bitumen samples for analysis by GC and GC-MS.  Routine tasks will include maintenance of glassware and chemical inventories, oversight of hazardous waste accumulation and disposal, and maintenance of accurate laboratory records and archives.  Can also expect to occasionally repair and maintain analytical instrumentation. This position would be suitable as hands-on laboratory training in preparation for graduate school.  REQUIRED:  hands-on experience in a chemistry laboratory (additional experience or coursework in geology desirable); comfort with typical computer programs used in data analysis and word processing, e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; strong organizational skills; and meticulous attention to detail and procedure.  Experience operating and maintaining analytical instrumentation such as GC or GC-MS would be beneficial.  Seek a motivated individual who can work both independently and as a part of a larger, diverse group of researchers.  A bachelor’s degree with a focus on analytical or organic chemistry is preferred. (This is currently a temporary, one-year position.) Job #11948-2

Postdoc Position Listings

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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