Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geosciences

New Jersey, United States
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2019-2020 Harry Hess Fellows Program. This honorific postdoctoral fellowship program provides opportunities for outstanding geoscientists to work in the field of their choice. Research may be carried out independently or in collaboration with members of the Geosciences Department. One or more Hess Fellows may be appointed. Applications are welcome from candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in the last five years or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship. Current areas of research include:

  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Paleontology
  • Geochemistry
  • Petrology
  • Glaciology
  • Seismology
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Tectonics
  • Mineral Physics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Oceanography
  • Planetary Science
  • Geochronology
  • Earth History

Applications are due on January 1, 2019, but evaluation of applications and interviews of candidates will begin immediately. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals, and name, address and email address of three referees familiar with their work by applying on the Princeton University jobsite at Hess Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary, depending upon experience, along with a significant allowance for travel to meetings and for research support. Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding. A preferred starting date is on or before September 1st, 2019. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.