Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, has openings starting in 2021 for up to two postdoctoral Green Scholars. Applicants must have had their PhD awarded in or after 2016, but before the start of their appointment.

These positions are supported by funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences, matched with extramural funds for specific research projects. Before submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to find out if they have a suitable project. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP; individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available at igpp.ucsd.edu/about.

The positions are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Starting salary is $60,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds.

Applications are due by November 15, 2020, and should be submitted online at igpp.ucsd.edu/scholarships. Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date.

Applications must include a statement of research interests (1-2 pages, 12 point), a dissertation abstract (1 page), a curriculum vita with publications list, and personal information (including immigration status). The application also requires contact information for two writers of support letters, but candidates are themselves responsible for ensuring that these support letters are submitted (by emails to greenfound@ucsd.edu) by November 22, 2020.

Review of applications typically takes 1-2 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by the deadlines given above.

Please address questions to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to diversity diversity.ucsd.edu, and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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Last updated: 2020-10-08