Institute Postdoctoral Program Overview

From investigating the origins of life to tracking ecological change from Antarctica to Borneo, from reconstructing past environmental changes to assessing future climate and ecological risks, from plumbing the origins of the Moon to monitoring the global ocean – EOAS’s breadth and depth are among Rutgers’ greatest strengths.

Dr. Robert Kopp, EOAS Director

The EOAS Institute Postdoctoral Program brings to Rutgers excellent early-career scientists seeking to engage in research that cuts across Earth system science disciplines. Institute Postdoctoral Associates work on multidisciplinary teams of at least two EOAS faculty mentors to facilitate new collaborations with high intellectual merit and broader impact.

Our faculty ranks include numerous winners of national and international awards, and many of our researchers engage in policy and assessment processes at state, national, and international levels. EOAS scientists are global leaders in the study of climate and ecological risk, in integrated oceanic and atmospheric observation and prediction, and in polar research. They are pioneers in reconstructing past sea level change and in piecing together the evolution on the protein nanomachines that power life. The EOAS community hosts a rich array of chemical and magnetic analytical facilities, and an extensive network of oceanographic, ecological, and atmospheric field stations. The community also has a long history of innovative education and outreach, including the country’s first geology museum. Our Postdoctoral program provides the unique opportunity for early career scholars to closely work with distinguished faculty from different disciplines simultaneously and seamlessly while taking full advantage of all field stations and facilities relevant to their project.

To apply, candidates must complete an online application and submit a research proposal developed in consultation with their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team.  Applications are welcome for all innovative, interdisciplinary ideas that are consistent with EOAS’ mission. Prospective applicants are also encouraged to browse the current EOAS Postdoctoral Associates directory to see the broad range of interdisciplinary research that's possible with the fellowship.

Go to "Application Information" above to learn more about the application process.