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

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to work on the subject of temperature-dependence of climate sensitivity. Will work with a cloud-resolving model to identify processes, especially those related to cloud macrophysics, convection, and their coupling with large-scale circulation that may be strongly sensitive to temperature. The goal is to improve our understanding of the temperature-dependence of climate feedbacks and improve the parameterization of convection and clouds in global models under large-amplitude climate changes. A successful candidate will be expected to work closely with collaborators who are doing perturbed-physics experiments with a general circulation model, to contribute to peer-reviewed publications, and to present results at national and international conferences.

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or climate, or a closely related field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience running and modifying a cloud-resolving model or an atmospheric general circulation model. Experience with the System for Atmospheric Modeling (SAM) cloud-resolving model is preferred. Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a cover letter/statement describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.  The contact information may be included in your cover letter/statement.  Applications are being accepted at http://careers.mit.edu/ - Job #14040. Additional information about the position is available from Dr. Timothy Cronin at twcronin@mit.edu. For full consideration please submit application by January 15, 2017.

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

Administrative Position Listings

No openings at this time.


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