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

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

Administrative Position Listings

SENIOR FINANCIAL OFFICER, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to be responsible for financial management, forecasting, and reporting on behalf of the department head, administrative officer, and faculty members. Responsibilities include detailed management of general, gift/endowed, and sponsored research accounts; developing and submitting the annual MIT budget narrative and detailed budget for submission into Nimbus; serving as finance liaison to the School of Science, Office of Sponsored Programs, and Office of the Vice President for Finance; developing and implementing financial policies and procedures; identifying operational problems and deficiencies and recommending solutions to senior leaders; advising faculty and staff on MIT policies and procedures related to purchasing, accounting, finance, travel, and related areas; assisting faculty on all aspects of research funding including proposal preparation, review, and submission to OSP; maintaining key oversight role in the department to ensure compliance with Institute policies (i.e., travel, internal audit, etc.) and sponsor guidelines; overseeing the preparation of multiyear spending projections for departmental and faculty research accounts and assisting faculty with pre- and post-award issues; managing the headquarters’ financial team and directly supervising and mentoring financial personnel; training staff; conducting performance evaluations and promoting professional development for financial staff; and assisting the department head and administrative officer with special projects and other duties as directed.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: B.S./B.A. (master’s or CPA preferred); at least seven years' financial management experience; initiative; ability to prioritize multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and work under pressure; strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a centralized finance team; and advanced computer skills.  MIT experience and with its financial and accounting systems preferred. Job #14503-P

Applications are being accepted at:  http://careers.mit.edu/  Job ID-14503


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