Postdoc in Archaeology and Geoscience at MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, United States
Start reviewing process: 15 June 2018

The Departments of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position focused on river systems and agriculture in the ancient Amazon Basin. The appointee will work in collaboration with Profs. Taylor Perron, Dorothy Hosler and Heather Lechtman on a project exploring connections between the evolution of the Amazon Basin and the creation of anthropogenic soils. The postdoctoral researcher will additionally be affiliated with the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology at MIT. The position will provide opportunities for interactions with affiliated scientists throughout the Boston area as well as international collaborators. Experience with fieldwork, GIS, or computational modeling is desirable. MIT offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and postdoctoral researchers receive mentoring and opportunities for career development. The start date is negotiable, but should ideally fall on or around September 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2018. Applications should include a cover letter summarizing research interests and experience, a CV that includes a list of publications, and the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Application materials should be emailed to Ms. Daisy Caban (

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.

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group