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Open Positions for Post-doctoral Scholars

Wiess and Pan Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (EEPS) at Rice University offers a department wide post-doctoral fellowship competition. Starting at 2018-19 two post-doctoral fellowships are expected to be awarded each year - Wiess Post-doctoral Research Fellowship and Pan Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. Both domestic and international applicants are encouraged to apply, but applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment. This fellowship competition requires the eligible candidate to develop an independent research proposal. ExPeRT encourages post-doctoral researcher candidates with innovative ideas that align with the group’s broad research interests to apply. Research ideas that span across various faculty interests and expertise in EEPS are encouraged although not a requirement.

To find out more information about this fellowship competition and application deadline, please visit the EEPS website with the fellowship information.

Rice academy post-doctoral fellowship

As part of a recently launched $150 million investment in research initiatives to advance this mission, Rice University is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows Program. The competition may be open across all disciplines. Eligible candidates with strong credentials and publication record are encouraged to apply for this Rice-wide fellows program. The applicants are encouraged to contact us to discuss potential research project before applying directly to the Rice Academy.

To learn more and confirm the present availability and areas of interest, please visit the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship page.

Open Positions for Students

Doctoral Student

The Experimental Petrology Rice Team (ExPeRT) is looking to bring on board one or more new PhD students starting in 2019. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply. Numerous opportunities are available to work on the early differentiation of the Earth and other terrestrial planets, and modern mantle geochemical processes for Earth and Mars.

If interested, please contact Rajdeep Dasgupta.

Undergraduate Research Project

The Experimental Petrology Rice Team (ExPeRT) is always looking for motivated Rice undergraduate students who are interested in doing research projects to gain research experience or as part of a senior honors thesis. 

If interested, please contact Rajdeep Dasgupta.


Visiting intern positions are available for the summer months as well as for times during the academic years. The exact nature of internship project or activities and the outcome of the internship vary depending on the previous exposure and expertise of the interested candidate in earth and planetary science research. Over the years we have worked with high school students, undergraduate students, pre-doc students, and researchers in other stages of their educational and professional experience. Typically the internships are for a minimum of 10-week period.

If interested, please contact Rajdeep Dasgupta.