Employment Opportunities

The 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
617 253 2132 | kfosher@mit.edu

Available Positions

Faculty Position Listings

No openings at this time.

Research Position Listings

No openings at this time.

Postdoctoral Position Listings

Postdoc in Exoplanets and Planet Formation Theory

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position starting in Fall of 2016 in the field of Exoplanets and Planet formation theory to be based in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Prof. Hilke Schlichting and will interact with the rest of the planetary science and astrophysics community at MIT. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to carry out research broadly related to planet formation and/or exoplanets.

The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for an additional year subject to satisfactory performance and funding. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a statement of research interests (up to 3 pages), and arrange for three letters of recommendation. The application should be e-mailed as a single pdf file to Isabel Lee, shingpei@mit.edu. To be sure of having your application considered, all materials should be received by January 1, 2016. The appointment is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D.

W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship

The W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship supports exceptional early-career scientists with research interests in the fields of geology, geochemistry, or geobiology. Crosby Fellows pursue independent research but typically also collaborate with one or more researchers in the department. A faculty mentor hosts each fellow and provides professional guidance. The program appoints one new fellow each year through a competitive process. Appointments are for two years, contingent on good progress during the first year. Fellows receive a stipend of $62,000 plus an additional annual allowance of up to $7,000 to be used for research, relocation, and health care expenses. Fellows are eligible to participate in MIT's Affiliate health plan. Applications are due by December 1, 2015, and must include the following: 1) A single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a two-page plan of research to be conducted during the fellowship; 2) Three reference letters. Apply via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6451. The application form will generate emails instructing referees how to upload their letters. The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but should ideally fall between June 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. by the start date, but not more than three years before the start date. Prospective fellows are encouraged to contact members of the department to discuss possible collaborations. Applicants not selected for the Crosby Fellowship will automatically be considered for open postdoctoral positions in their area of expertise at MIT. Questions about the fellowship may be directed to wocrosby@mit.edu. More info: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/crosby

General applications for postdoctoral positions are made by contacting the appropriate member of faculty or principal investigator.

Administrative Position Listings

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to provide comprehensive administrative support for the Lorenz Center, four faculty members, one emeritus professor, one senior instructor, one principal research scientist, 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; assisting with the preparation and submission of research proposals to funding agencies; arranging complex travel and processing travel reimbursement reports; processing procurement and tracking order status and transfer vouchers; interacting with vendors and MIT credit card services; event planning and logistical support for seminars, meetings, workshops, and conferences; mail collection and distribution; preparing and arranging express and freight shipments; maintaining conference room and supplies; coordinating office space assignments, signage, telephones, and mailboxes; coordinating appointments and DACCA changes with HR administrator; updating Lorenz Center website; and providing assistance with special projects and other administrative duties as needed. Job #12873-5

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: three years of office and grants 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 demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision.  A college degree and knowledge of SAP, Kuali Coeus, and HTML preferred. The posting can be found at: http://careers.mit.edu/ - Search for Job ID #12873

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. MIT is a nonsmoking environment.