Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position ID:MIT-EAPS-PDAWOOSLEY [#21290]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts MA, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Chemistry / Analytical, Marine Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Oceanography / Oceanography, Physical Oceanography
Appl Deadline:2022/05/08 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2022/02/25, finished 2022/05/09, listed until 2022/08/02)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Researcher — Ocean Acidification and Anthropogenic Carbon Cycling at MIT

Postdoctoral Associate, MIT’s Center for Global Change Science and Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences to conduct research on uptake of anthropogenic carbon and ocean acidification as related primarily to the South Pacific and Southern Oceans on the upcoming GEOTRACES GP-17 cruises. The position is available in the Marine Carbon and Physical Chemistry Lab-Woosley Lab. The position focuses primarily on direct measurement the marine inorganic carbon system in the South Pacific Ocean and the Amundsen Sea and will involve laboratory and field intensive research directly measuring pH, total alkalinity, and dissolved inorganic carbon to study human perturbations to the marine carbon cycle. Experience in measurement of marine carbon parameters is required as well as expertise in analytical and physical chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to participate in at least one research cruise over 2 months in duration, build collaborations within the GEOTRACES community, supervise undergraduate researchers as appropriate, present their work at national and/or international meetings, and advance a safe, supportive, and welcoming laboratory environment. Scientists of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Ph.D. in oceanography, physical or analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry or a related field; direct experience in marine chemistry and carbon cycling is ideal. The position requires the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, strong organizational, interpersonal, and emotional intelligence, meticulous attention to detail, and resilience under pressure.

This is a one-year position with extension based on performance and funding. The start date is flexible, but preferably before June 2022 and no later than 1 August 2022. The successful candidate must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.

A complete application needs to include a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests and professional plans and name and email of three references.

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’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Global Change Science/EAPS
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139