Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellows Program in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University is a honorific postdoctoral fellowship program that provides opportunities for outstanding geoscientists to work in the research field of their choice.

Research may be carried out independently or in collaboration with members of the Geosciences Department.  Current areas of research include: Atmospheric Science, Biogeochemistry, Climate Science, Earth History,  Environmental Chemistry, Geochronology, Geochemistry, Geodynamics, Geomicrobiology, Geophysics, Mineral Physics, Oceanography, Paleoclimatology, Paleontology, Petrology, Planetary Science, and Seismology.

Hess Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary along with significant research and travel support.

Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

One or more Hess Fellows may be appointed per call. Periods of active recruitment will be widely advertised.

Check our jobs page to see if the application period is currently open. 

Current Hess Postdoctoral Fellows

Udara Amarathunga
Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Sigman Laboratory at Princeton University
Geochemistry
Akash Gupta
51 Pegasi b Fellowship, Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellow, and FFPS Fellow, GEO/AST
The Deng Research Group
Geophysics
Ivan Mitevski
Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Vecchi Research Group
Climate Science

Former Hess Postdoctoral Fellows

Riley T. Culberg
Behrooz Ferdowsi
John A. Higgins
Nadir Jeevanjee
Abby Kavner
Edwin Kite
Kevin Lewis
Yajing Liu
Juraj Majzlan
Alyssa J. McKanna
Ayla Pamukcu
Jenna L. Pearson
Lauren N. Pincus
Matthew Pritchard
Masha Prokopenko
Mak Saito
Daniel M. Sigman
Frederik J. Simons
Weiyi Tang
Mebrahtu F. Weldeghebriel
Max Werner
June Wicks