Job Opportunities

The CGCS shares job listings with our sister organizations, the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Climate Modeling Initiative.


Job Description: The MIT Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) seeks a Research Scientist and a Postdoctoral Associate to join an international team of experimentalists and theoreticians in the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) and a large atmospheric chemistry group at MIT. The work will focus on interpretation of AGAGE observations of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases using models, measurements, and inverse methods under the supervision of Professor Prinn.

Job Requirements: REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in some area of atmospheric physics and chemistry and significant experience in three-dimensional atmospheric chemical transport modeling.  Experience using these models together with observations to optimally estimate trace gas sources and sinks (i.e., inverse modeling) is desirable. Appointment at the Research Scientist level will require more experience than at the Postdoctoral Associate level. 

In addition to applying online via the MIT Careers website (; Research Scientist Job Number 15524; Postdoctoral Associate Job Number 15525), qualified scientists are also asked to send a CV, brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to or Attn: Professor Ronald G. Prinn, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 54-1312, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.  

All materials must be received by March 15, 2018. (Opening announced 12/22/2017)



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.