Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

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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.

ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, to work with Professor Colette Heald to investigate atmospheric aerosols. This project will investigate aerosol sources, transport, aging, and optics and will make use of observations from the recent Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) campaign, in addition to other relevant airborne and satellite observations. Will join a diverse research group at MIT which studies the composition and chemistry of the global atmosphere and the interactions of these with air quality and climate. Major goals and responsibilities of the position will include investigating the observational constraints on the aerosol lifecycle, exploring and improving how this lifecycle is described in the GEOS-Chem global model, and presenting results at scientific conferences and preparing papers for scholarly journals.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering, physics, chemistry, or related field; experience with global or regional modeling of atmospheric chemistry; highly effective oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a research team. Additional details about the position are available by contacting Professor Colette Heald at Job #16046

In addition to applying online, applicants should send a single pdf including cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references directly to Professor Heald.

Applicants will be reviewed as received. Applications received after July 31, 2018, will not be considered.

The position has an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019, or prior. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending upon performance.


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.