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Princeton University - Geosciences
Princeton, New Jersey (US)
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Oct 1, 2024

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Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean Science, Planetary Sciences, Seismology
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Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate



The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2025-2026 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. This program seeks candidates who foster an atmosphere of excellence and diversity. One or more Hess Fellows may be appointed.  Applicants must have or be in the process of completing a Ph.D. and must have less than three years of post-Ph.D. professional experience


Current areas of research include:


* Biogeochemical Cycles

* Paleoclimatology

* Environmental Chemistry

* Paleontology

* Isotope Geochemistry

* Petrology

* Seismology

* Geomicrobiology

* Tectonics                                           

* Mineral Physics

* Atmospheric Science             

* Oceanography

* Planetary Science

* Geochronology

* Earth History

* Climate Science


Applications are due on October 1st, 2024 11:59 PM (EST). 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


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, 2025.


This position is subject to the University's background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.


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.


Information about the research activities of the Department of Geosciences may be viewed at

Requisition No: D-25-GEO-00001


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