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Postdoctoral & Senior Research Positions

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University invites applications for postdoctoral or more senior research positions in areas such as Geochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Environmental Chemistry, Biogeochemical Cycles, Paleoclimatology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geodynamics, Geochronology, Earth History, Seismology, and Planetary Science.  Positions are available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have a PhD in Geosciences or a relevant discipline.
  • These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

Climate Dynamics

The Climate Dynamics Group (Prof. Gabriel Vecchi) at Princeton University seeks an outstanding postdoctoral or more senior researcher to study the mechanisms of climate change and variability, and their impact on regional climate and extremes. While working under the direction of Professor Gabriel Vecchi, the candidate will be required to work independently while also being able to complete specific projects developed based on the candidate’s interests and strengths.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physical sciences, mathematics, or related field. Candidates with strong backgrounds in climate modeling and the analysis of large datasets are preferred. The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for three references by applying at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7521


Ice Core and Paleoclimate Science

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher or more senior researcher in the area of ice core and paleoclimate science. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field. The research will focus on the acquisition and dating of ice cores retrieved during two field seasons (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) in the Allan Hills, Antarctica. (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1744993&HistoricalAwards=false).

The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for three references by applying on the Princeton University Academic Hiring website at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9582.


Harry Hess Fellows Program

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2020- 2021 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. Applicants must expect to have earned a Ph.D. at the time of the start of the fellowship, but not more than five years before. Current areas of research include:

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

Applications are due on December 15th, 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 www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13961. 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 depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding, at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. A preferred starting date is on or before September 1st, 2020.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.