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MIT Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position
MIT Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Employer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) logo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Homepage: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/


Location
Cambridge, United States of America

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Type
Other

Level
Experienced

Salary
Open

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
20 November 2021

Posted
24 September 2021

Job description

MIT Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. We anticipate awarding two fellowships that last two years in support of exceptional early-career scientists with interests in the broad field of Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Fellows are expected to pursue independent research, but also encouraged to collaborate with at least one faculty member in the department. Applicants should contact prospective faculty hosts whose primary affiliation is in EAPS. MIT postdoctoral researchers receive mentoring and opportunities for career development throughout the postdoctoral period.

Fellows receive an annual stipend of $64,000, full coverage of premiums for affiliate health and basic dental and vision insurance, and an allowance of $5,000 per year for research and relocation expenses. The start date is flexible, but should ideally fall between June 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. by the start date, but not more than three years before the start date.

Applications are due by November 20, 2021, and must include a curriculum vitae containing a list of publications, a two-page plan (including figures but excluding references) of research to be conducted during the fellowship, and three reference letters to be provided separately. A description of the application process is at https://eapsweb.mit.edu/education/postdoctoral-program/DPF
Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, 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. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.