Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position ID:MIT-EAPS-PDA_WEISS [#26243]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts MA, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics
Planetary Sciences / Planetary
Appl Deadline:2024/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/10/16, listed until 2024/04/16)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Paleomagnetism Laboratory

The MIT Paleomagnetism Laboratory in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate. The associate will conduct research in Earth and planetary paleomagnetism under the direction of the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Benjamin Weiss. Research topics can span one or more of topics ranging from lunar, Martian and meteorite paleomagnetism and Earth magnetism and will be identified and developed in discussions with the PI.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in planetary science, geoscience, physics, or closely related fields are preferred. Candidates should have research experience in a laboratory sciences and paleomagnetism and rock magnetism, the ability to work as both a collaborative and self-initiating team member, and strong communication and quantitative skills. The position will have a duration of at least one year with the possibility of extension. Candidates for the position should submit: 1) a cover letter 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contacts of at least three referees. Queries may be addressed to: Prof. Benjamin Weiss Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Further information can be obtained by viewing the departmental webpage (http://

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