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.


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.

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online at this link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21290

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

 


Research Scientist 

The Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) seeks a research scientist 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. Additional information about AGAGE, CGCS, MIT Atmospheric Chemistry, and Professor Prinn is available at http://agage.mit.edu, http://cgcs.mit.edu, http://atmoschem.mit.edu, and http://mit.edu/rprinn.

This is a 4-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in some area of atmospheric physics and chemistry, and significant post-doctoral 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). Capability to conceive and lead new research and to mentor graduate students and post-doctoral associates.

Application Instructions: Applications are being accepted online at Academic Jobs Online  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21158. A complete application needs to include a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research interests (one to two pages), and three letters of recommendation.

Applications received by April 30, 2022 will be considered first.


Postdoctoral Associate 

Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) seeks a postdoctoral associate to conduct atmospheric chemistry research on the air quality-related health impacts of transportation. The research will initially focus on the air quality implications of the use of ammonia as an alternative shipping fuel. The work will use the GEOS-Chem atmospheric chemistry model and involve quantifying uncertainties and estimating health and economic impacts.  There will be close collaboration with MIT faculty, research staff, and postdoctoral associates in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium, as well as interaction with industry decision-makers.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based upon funding.

Requirements:  a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, climate science, or related interdisciplinary fields. PREFERRED: experience in atmospheric chemistry modeling and health impacts analysis and experience and interest in policy-relevant research. 

Application Instructions: In addition to applying online via the MIT Jobs website (job 20651), qualified scientists are also asked to send a brief statement of research interests and the names of three references to the attention of Professor Noelle Selin, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences via email to: postdoc2022_atmoschem@mit.edu.

Applications will be considered upon receipt until the position is filled.


Postdoctoral Associate 

Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) seeks 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. Additional information about AGAGE, CGCS, MIT Atmospheric Chemistry, and Professor Prinn is available at http://agage.mit.edu, http://cgcs.mit.edu, http://atmoschem.mit.edu, and http://mit.edu/rprinn.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Requirements: 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.

Application Instructions: In addition to applying online via the MIT Jobs website (job 18281), qualified scientists are also asked to send electronically a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: e-mail: rprinn@mit.edu.

Applications will be considered upon receipt until the position is filled.


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