The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere. Scripps Postdoctoral scholars are expected to interact with existing programs, and candidates are required to contact potential mentors and identify mutual research interests prior to submitting their applications. Research activities at SIO can be explored by viewing profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps.
Candidates are required to have completed the PhD degree prior to taking up the appointment and should have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2011. Current and former Scripps Postdocs are not eligible for these awards.
Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on potential for independent, creative research. The Postdoc positions are for one (1) year, and award twelve (12) months of salary based on the University of California pay scale, plus benefits. An additional six (6) months of support may be granted provided that the Postdoc obtains additional external support.
The deadline for applications will be February 1, 2014, and successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2014. All applications, which must include two confidential letters of recommendation, and letter of support from a potential Scripps mentor, are to be submitted in electronic form, following instructions to be found here.
Recipients of the 2014 Scripps Postdoctoral awards will receive a minimum stipend of $58,000 per year, based on University of California pay scale. Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UCSD.
Further information can be obtained from:
Chair, Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Awards Committee
c/o Carrie Byrd
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0210
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210