Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics

Carnegie Science, DTM, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington D.C., 20015 United States
Sep 15, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to conduct independent research in geophysics at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM). The geophysics group at DTM currently consists of researchers working in the fields of mantle and core geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, and volcanology. Related research fields on our campus include geochemistry, cosmochemistry, planetary astronomy, and mineral physics. The successful applicant’s primary field of research should overlap with those of the geophysics group, but collaboration with other research areas on campus is encouraged.

Our fellows have access to a wide range of facilities. Scientific computing resources include the Carnegie Memex cluster in addition to local computing resources. DTM fellowships provide support for conference and meeting travel, computing, and the publication of results from postdoctoral work.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2018.  A C.V., list of publications, a one-page description of thesis research, a two- to three-page statement of the research you propose to conduct during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online at by 1 December 2017.   A strong application will include an innovative, original, and feasible research proposal. Fellowships are for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions you have to  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.