Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar

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The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar. 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 .


We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth, Planetary and/or Environmental Sciences and with strong links to departmental research interests. In recent years the department has made faculty hires in the areas of geology, petrology, Earth history, geochemistry, geophysics, mineral physics, extrasolar planets and ecology, complementing standing strength in climate, oceanography, meteorology and planetary science. 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 December 31, 2021. 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.

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