The Dr. George S. Benton Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oceanographic & Atmospheric Sciences

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 3, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the inaugural Dr. George S. Benton Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oceanographic & Atmospheric Sciences. The duration of the Fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year. The position carries a salary of $60,000 per year (plus fringe benefits), includes an annual $5,000 stipend for travel and research expenses, and provides eligibility to participate in the Johns Hopkins University health plans. Information on our department and its research activities can be found at Earth & Planetary Sciences | Johns Hopkins University (


We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in oceanographic sciences, atmospheric sciences, or a related field, and with strong links to departmental research interests. Candidates for the Fellowship should be engaged in research on the science of climate change, with an emphasis on process-based understanding of the climate system, in particular the ocean and atmosphere. Research relevant to problems of anthropogenic change and/or that deploys interdisciplinary approaches is particularly welcome. Applicants should contact faculty with whom they are interested in working before applying. The department values experiences and ambitions related to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Earth, Planetary and/or Environmental Sciences.

Application Instructions

Consideration of applications will begin 15 November 2022. Applications can only be submitted electronically. To apply, access the link here to submit your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three references, and a 1–2 page research proposal. If you also wish to be considered for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholarship, indicate so in your cover letter.

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