Postdoctoral Researcher

Rensselaer Astrobiology Research and Education Center - RPI
Troy, New York
$47,000-$66,000 per year + Benefits
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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The Rensselaer Astrobiology Research and Education Center (RARE; welcomes applications for Postdoctoral Researchers. Applications will be considered as received (open deadline), and positions will be filled based on available funding.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will perform advanced research in one of RARE’s research areas. The incumbent is expected to develop and maintain scientific and technical expertise required to perform original research through self-direction and as part of a research team, and tailors research efforts to the needs of the supporting groups and research projects from academic institutions, industry and/or government. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a relevant field. Candidates with specific expertise in experimental prebiotic chemistry and/or early Earth geochemistry will be given first consideration.

Qualified applicants for any position must visit, and complete an on-line application, with cover letter, CV, and provide three (3) letters of recommendation.  Please refer to RARE Research opportunities in the cover letter. Questions on positions or any other aspects should be directed to Maura Marsett (

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological institute in the English-speaking world, is a private, research university in Troy, New York. Rensselaer is currently undergoing unprecedented growth in both faculty and research activities. Rensselaer employees are rewarded through a competitive compensation package, an exceptional benefits plan, professional growth and development, and a technologically advanced work environment.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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