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

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to assume a position in environmental and atmospheric chemistry in the Shuhei Ono Laboratory for Stable Isotope Geochemistry. Will aid in the testing and maintenance of a prototype instrument for atmospheric trace gas analysis. Responsibilities will include assisting with the maintenance and operation of instruments for isotope ratio measurements, data analysis, and troubleshooting.

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field such as engineering, applied math, computer science, chemistry, or related field; programming skills using LabVIEW and MATLAB; demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills; and the ability to work both independently and in a small group. Applicants with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply. Job #13242 This is a temporary, six-month position with possibility of extension based upon funding availability. Applications are being accepted at:  http://careers.mit.edu/

Postdoctoral Position Listings

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. Conduct research in a study of the S, C, N and O-isotopes in the minerals and organic matter of ancient sedimentary rocks. Collaborate closely with MIT faculty, research staff, postdoctoral scholars and external collaborators. Contribute to the work of the Simons Foundation collaboration on the origins of life (SCOL).

Required: PhD in geochemistry, biogeochemistry or a related field and experience in state-of-the-art isotope techniques including S-isotope analysis of SF6 and ion beam approaches.  Experience in organic geochemistry would also be an advantage. Contact: Please contact the PI for this project, Professor Roger Summons (rsummons@mit.edu) for further information.

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.

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.