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.

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

Postdoctoral Position at UC Davis, Shock Compression/Planetary Science

posted on: 10-09-2017 08:48am

Type: Postdoctoral

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY - Postdoctoral Position in Dynamic Compression Research

Professor Sarah Stewart’s group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences seeks a postdoctoral researcher to conduct experimental work in the department’s Shock Compression Lab. The lab’s primary research themes focus on understanding the role of material properties in governing the outcome of large impact events, including the physical and chemical processes that shape planetary... read more

2018 Exploration Fellowship in Earth and Space Science

posted on: 09-26-2017 11:21am

Type: Fellowship

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with faculty. Research areas within the School encompass theoretical and observational... read more