Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position ID:MIT-EAPS-POSTDOCTORALASSOCIATE1 [#12702, PD-deKleer_2018]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Planetary Science at MIT
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astronomy
Planetary Sciences / Planetary
Physics / astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2019/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/11/07, finished 2019/03/06, listed until 2019/05/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Revised 01/14/2019-Deadline extended. Evaluation of application begins on January 10, 2019.

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 (

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 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.

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Further Info:
Karen Fosher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 54-924
Cambridge MA 02139

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