Postdoctoral Associate, Planetary Geophysics/Geodesy

Massachusetts, United States
26 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS/GEODESY, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to join a group headed by Professor Maria T. Zuber.  Will conduct research within a wide field that includes the formation and evolution of the Moon, planets, and asteroids, including their internal structures and dynamical motions. Seek candidates with interests in planetary and satellite interiors and orbital and rotational dynamics.  The position offers the opportunity to work closely with collaborators at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and use space-based observations and measurements as part of the research. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in geophysics, planetary science, space geodesy, or a closely related field; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with planetary gravity, tidal forces, altimetry, spacecraft orbit determination, or seismology would be an asset.  Job #17786

Additional information about the position is available from Dr. David E Smith at 

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a cover letter/statement describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The contact information may be included in your cover letter/statement.  For full consideration please submit application by November 1, 2019.  

The  appointment will initially be for ong year with the possibility for renewal.

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.