Postdoctoral Position in Planetary Science at MIT

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
City: Cambridge
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Karen Fosher
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Massachusetts Institure of Technology
Application Due Date: Thursday, January 10 2019
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Postdoctoral Position in Planetary Science at MIT

The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to join Professor de Kleer’s planetary astronomy group. The de Kleer group utilizes cutting-edge astronomical facilities at optical, infrared, and radio wavelengths to study a diverse array of Solar System topics including planetary and satellite atmospheres, satellite surfaces and geophysics, and small bodies. Applicants are sought from a broad range of research areas within astronomy and planetary science that overlap with or complement ongoing work in the group, including both Solar System and extrasolar planets. Observational experience is beneficial but not required. The successful candidate will have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and will benefit from the dynamic and interdisciplinary environment within the EAPS department and across the Institute

A PhD degree in a related field (e.g. physics, astrophysics, chemistry, geology, planetary science) is required. Applicants must submit a 1-3 page research statement, CV, and three letters of recommendation. The research statement should indicate how the applicant’s research interests align with areas of ongoing work in the group (

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The appointment starts on or after July 2019 and is initially for one year, with renewal for up to two additional years. The position offers a competitive salary and annual research budget. Consideration of applications will begin on January 10, 2019, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please contact Professor Katherine de Kleer at [email protected] with questions.

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. MIT is a nonsmoking environment.