Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Job Opportunities

The department regularly posts employment opportunities for students, administrative and technical staff, postdocs, and faculty.

DEEPS_Student Project Assistant | Req # 182321

Posted September 13th, 2022

DEEPS invites Brown University students to apply for the Student Project Assistant position. The student project assistant will assist the DEEPS Building Manager and the ECF Lab Managers with various tasks in GeoChem, MacMillan Hall, and Lincoln Field Building.


  • Assist the DEEPS Building Manager with the relocation, surplus, or disposal of miscellaneous lab items and furniture.
  • Assist the ECF Managers with labware cleaning and basic maintenance and organization of ECF labs in Macmillan Hall. 

Apply: Log into Workday and search "find student jobs". A student can then search by requisition number (Req # 182321), job title (DEEPS_Student Project Assistant), or hiring manager (Melissa DeAugustinis). Once they have the correct job they can then apply. Learn more about applying through Workday.


Doherty Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oceanography

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown University invites applications for our Doherty Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oceanography. This position stimulates research on the role of the ocean in the climate system and the impacts of climatic change on the ocean. We seek qualified applicants investigating oceanographic processes at any timescale, from geological to the future. Successful applicants will conduct independent research in association with one or more faculty in the University.  Communication with potential Brown advisors prior to submitting an application is therefore required, and the potential for collaboration will be considered in selection for the award. More information about faculty research programs in ocean science at Brown can be found here.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the mission of the Department and Brown University. Accordingly, the Department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to racial and gender equity, diversity, and inclusion through their research and scholarship. As an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

This two-year position is open to recent doctorates in any relevant field of study, including oceanic and atmospheric sciences, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and engineering. A doctoral degree is required at the time of appointment.  Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2022 and we anticipate the position will begin on July 1, 2023. To apply, applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a 2-page statement of research interests here.

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Postdoctoral Position at Brown University Studying Martian Surface Processes

Brown University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the Planetary Sciences group in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. This project focuses on martian rockfalls as a dynamic erosional process that provides information about the endo- and exogenic activity and evolution of Mars, including drivers like seismic/tectonic activity, thermal stress/fatigue, and meteoritic impacts of various scales. Additionally, the position could include independent Mars-related research of the candidate's own choosing using HiRISE and other remote sensing data. Dr. Ingrid Daubar will serve as postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Geology, Astronomy, Physics, Remote Sensing, or a related field. Experience with Machine Learning applications is required, or a demonstrated ability to learn those techniques. Some programming experience is required (e.g. Python, TensorFlow and/or PyTorch desirable). Desirable skills include remote sensing data analysis, Geographical Information Systems, advanced data science/statistics skills, experience with high-performance computing systems, and familiarity with planetary orbital imaging data. The applicant will be expected to carry out independent research, give presentations at professional meetings, and prepare publications on the work. This postdoctoral position will be awarded for a maximum duration of three years depending on yearly progress. Diverse and enthusiastic candidates with demonstrated collaboration and communication skills encouraged to apply. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) integrates teaching and research to investigate fundamental phenomena affecting the Earth and planets. DEEPS research advances knowledge in the earth and planetary sciences through five major thematic areas: Geophysics; Climate and Environment; The Planetary Perspective; Environmental Science, and Geochemistry. DEEPS is devoted to pursuing an open and inclusive environment that is welcoming to everyone, regardless of background including but not limited to physical ability, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, political views, religious beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Ingrid Daubar to discuss the position. Please submit a brief description of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates' references will be contacted. A start date of fall or winter 2022 is expected, but earlier and later start dates will be considered. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2021. Applications received before this date will be given full consideration, but the search will remain open until filled.

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Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Box 1846
324 Brook Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-3339