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

 

 

Non-discrimination Notification

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. Read MIT’s full policy on non-discrimination.

MIT is a nonsmoking environment.

 

Faculty Position Listings

None at this time.
 


Research Position Listings

RESEARCH SCIENTIST — Center for Global Change Science (CGCS)  —  Seeking a research scientist to join an international team of experimentalists and theoreticians in the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) and a large atmospheric chemistry group at MIT.  The work will focus on interpretation of AGAGE observations of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases using models, measurements, and inverse methods. Additional information about AGAGE, CGCS, MIT Atmospheric Chemistry, and Professor Prinn is available at http://agage.mit.edu, http://cgcs.mit.edu, http://atmoschem.mit.edu, and http://mit.edu/rprinn. This is a 4-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in some area of atmospheric physics and chemistry, and significant post-doctoral experience in three-dimensional atmospheric chemical transport modeling. Experience using these models together with observations to optimally estimate trace gas sources and sinks (i.e., inverse modeling). Capability to conceive and lead new research and to mentor graduate students and post-doctoral associates.

Application Instructions:  Applications are being accepted online at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21158

A complete application needs to include a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research interests (one to two pages), and three letters of recommendation.
 

 


Postdoctoral Position Listings

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE — Center for Global Change Science (CGCS)

Postdoctoral associate to join an international team of experimentalists and theoreticians in the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) and a large atmospheric chemistry group at MIT.  The work will focus on interpretation of AGAGE observations of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases using models, measurements, and inverse methods. Additional information about AGAGE, CGCS, MIT Atmospheric Chemistry, and Professor Ronald Prinn is available at http://agage.mit.eduhttp://cgcs.mit.eduhttp://atmoschem.mit.edu, and http://mit.edu/rprinn.   

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in some area of atmospheric physics and chemistry, and significant experience in three-dimensional atmospheric chemical transport modeling. Experience using these models together with observations to optimally estimate trace gas sources and sinks (i.e., inverse modeling) is desirable.  Job #18281

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, qualified scientists are also asked to send electronically a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: e-mail: rprinn@mit.edu.   Applications will be considered upon receipt and until the position is filled.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.



 


Administrative Position Listings

SENIOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANT — Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Finance Team

To provide comprehensive financial support for faculty members and their research groups.  Will prepare, review, and submit proposals to government agencies, foundations, and other organizations ensuring all comply with solicitation guidelines and MIT policies; interact with MIT Office of Sponsored Programs; create award spreadsheets, forecast expenses, and develop and prepare financial analysis reports for PIs; advise faculty and researchers monthly on the financial status of award and fund accounts; set up pre-award spending, fabrication, and child accounts; set up, oversee, and manage complicated sub-awards; prepare and submit required government monthly reports such as NASA 533M; monitor research account expenditures to ensure charges are in accordance with approved budgets and comply with sponsor and MIT guidelines; identify non-compliant items and take corrective actions when necessary; manage payroll distribution, track cost sharing and under-recovery, and complete award extensions and/or closeouts; review and authorize procurement transactions, including credit card, requisitions, and travel; serve as a resource to faculty and research staff on the interpretation of Institute and non-Institute procedures/policies; proactively identify potential issues, troubleshoot, and problem solve; and assist with projects and other duties as requested. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  at least five years’ accounting/finance experience; high school diploma or its equivalent; meticulous attention to detail; analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; and proficiency with Excel, Word, MIT financial and administrative systems, and sponsored research submission systems (i.e., NSPIRES, Fastlane, Grants.gov).  Must be able to set priorities, work under pressure of deadlines, problem-solve, follow through on assigned tasks, and work independently and as part of a team;   Preferred:  bachelor’s degree in related field.  Job #21247-6

Hybrid working hours are available. 40 hours per week.