Student Opportunities and Fellowships

Undergraduate and PHD Student Opportunities, as well as Fellowships and Postdoctoral Positions

You can advertise open positions in your institution here. Please feel free to contact us if you are currently looking for undergraduate or PhD students or have an opening for a postdoctoral scholar.

Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2019-2020)

posted on: 11-14-2019 09:19am

Type: Postdoctoral

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University invites applicants for the Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

The Department seeks candidates in the broad field of Earth and Planetary Sciences including but not limited to: geology, geochemistry, oceanography, Earth history, geobiology, hydrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, paleomagnetism, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climate science, seismology, structural geology, geodynamics... read more

Postdoctoral Research Position for the Raman Study of Methane Hydrates in Geological Systems

posted on: 07-01-2019 11:37am

Type: Postdoctoral

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position for Raman study of methane hydrates in geological systems.

Postdoc Position for Raman Study on Methane Hydrate at the Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our methane hydrate research project at the University of Texas at Austin. The post-doctoral... read more

Carnegie Institution for Science—Postdoctoral Fellow Theory and Modeling of Iron Transport Properties and Dynamics of Earth’s Core

posted on: 06-06-2019 03:23pm

Type: Postdoctoral

A postdoctoral position is available to apply density functional theory (DFT) and dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) methods to study the thermal and electrical conductivity in iron under extreme pressure and temperature conditions, and to apply these properties to magnetohydrodynamic models of Earth and planetary cores. The position will be jointly supervised by Ronald Cohen and Peter Driscoll at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. This position is part of a... read more

Post Doctoral Scholar to work at the Geophysical Laboratory

posted on: 05-21-2019 12:16pm

Type: Postdoctoral

POSITION OPENING: Post Doctoral Scholar

Howard University, a research university in the downtown of Washington D.C. (, seeks a Post Doctoral Scholar in the field of fast chemical dynamics under extreme conditions of high pressure and temperature. This is a University position, but the prospective recipient will be working at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington using its high-pressure... read more

Postdoctoral Associate position at The University of New Mexico

posted on: 05-03-2019 11:24am

Type: Postdoctoral

The Institute of Meteoritics at University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking a Post Doctoral Associate to conduct research in the area of high-pressure mineral physics. The position is a full-time appointment with one year guaranteed and an option for renewal of a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to start in fall 2019. 

The position will involve high pressure-temperature experimental studies of geological materials using... read more

2019 Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship

posted on: 01-08-2019 10:10am

Type: Fellowship

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has openings starting in 2019 for two postdoctoral Green Scholars. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is matched with extramural funds for specific research projects to support these positions. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to check whether they have a viable project. Positions are available for one year and are renewable for... read more

Two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Mineral Physics at Southern University of Science and Technology

posted on: 01-08-2019 10:06am

Type: Postdoctoral

The mineral physics group led by Dr. Zhicheng Jing in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences ( at Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, invites applications for two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions. Successful candidates will conduct experimental or theoretical studies on the physical and chemical properties of mantle and core materials with... read more

Post-doctoral Research Positions at Macquarie University, Sydney

posted on: 11-26-2018 10:23am

Type: Postdoctoral

At Macquarie University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, we have up to three exciting opportunities for motivated and proactive post-doctoral researchers to work with Professor Stephen Foley on the Australian Laureate Fellowship project Deep Earth Cycles of Carbon, Water and Nitrogen. The successful candidates will pursue a program of research into some aspect of the deep cycles of these volatile elements: this may include high-pressure experimentation, trace element or... read more

Postdoctoral Associate Geosciences

posted on: 11-20-2018 03:41pm

Type: Postdoctoral

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
PhD or foreign equivalent in Geosciences, Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline in hand by March 1, 2019.  Must have demonstrated experience, through publication including thesis, with working with in situ apparatus, with calibration of this apparatus and with an experimental program using in situ techniques. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

Work with powder and/or single... read more

University of New Mexico (UNM) Ph.D. Fellowship in High Pressure Earth and Planetary Sciences

posted on: 10-09-2018 12:55pm

Type: Fellowship

The Department of Earth and Planetary... read more

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Mineralogy and Geochemistry

posted on: 07-02-2018 10:58am

Type: Postdoctoral

(3-year term position)

The deep Earth materials group of the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo, seeks a postdoctoral fellow in computational mineralogy and geochemistry (first principles atomistic simulation by DFT, using mainly the VASP platform). The current group members include R.G. Trønnes, C.E. Mohn and adjunct professors J.P. Brodholt and R. Caracas. We focus on the phase relations, material properties, chemical exchange and heat and mass transfer in... read more

Postdoctoral Position in Mineral Physics

posted on: 01-12-2018 10:33am

Type: Postdoctoral

The mineral physics group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University invites applications from prospective postdoctoral researchers. Successful applicants will study Earth’s mantle and core using high-pressure, high-temperature experimental techniques, and should hold a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences or a related field by the start date. The position is for one year, renewable to at least two contingent on research progress. Experience with diamond anvil... read more

2 PhD positions in deep Earth Mineral Physics

posted on: 12-21-2017 03:38pm

Type: PhD

Dear colleagues,

We would appreciate your collaboration in advertising for two PhD vacancies in High Pressure Mineral Physics among potential candidates in your institutions.

The open positions are allocated at the UMET ( of the University of Lille (France) and the Institute for Mineralogy ( read more

Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship of the Solid Earth

posted on: 11-30-2017 11:49am

Type: Fellowship

Dear All,

I’d like to draw your attention to the following faculty position in Michigan State’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences:

Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship of the Solid Earth

Position Summary:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking an outstanding faculty candidate to fill the Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship in... read more