Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Award Program 2019

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Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Award Program 2019

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California invites applications for the Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Award Program – 2019. This award is open to the applicants who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016.

Each year, Scripps provides one or more twelve-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards with an additional twelve months of support, totaling 24 months. The Awards are highly competitive with a major emphasis on the potential for independent, creative research.

The Scripps Postdoctoral Award minimum salary/stipend is $62,000 and a one-time research allowance of $5,000. Each research division establishes a salary scale and policy appropriate for its area.

Who May Eligible:

To be eligible for this award, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • You must have received your Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016.
  • Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree completed by December 1, 2019.
  • The Ph.D. must be completed prior to taking up the appointment (due to UC regulations – at appointment start date, you can have a maximum of 3 years postdoctoral experience).
  • The intention of this program is to expose early career postdocs to new research opportunities and the facilities available at SIO/UCSD.
  • All candidates are expected to have an excellent command of the English language.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win this award, you need to do register through the given link:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/position/1856/applicants/new

 Rules:

  • Candidate application materials including a current CV, summary of doctoral dissertation, statement of research, mentor support letter and two confidential letters of recommendation are due by October 12, 2018.
  • Document requirements
    • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Summary of Doctoral Dissertation – One page summary (abstract) of your doctoral dissertation.
    • Statement of Research – A concise statement describing your research interests (3-page maximum), in particular, those interests you’d like to pursue at Scripps as well as more general career plans and how a postdoc position at Scripps would complement your existing experience.
    • Mentor Support Letter 1 – A mentor support letter addresses the mentor’s willingness to serve as a mentor, provides an assessment of the candidate’s training, former work, and suitability for the proposed postdoctoral project and includes access to appropriate facilities.
    • Mentor Support Letter 2 – optional (if the candidate has an additional mentor)
      (Optional)
    • Mentor Support Letter 3 – optional (if the candidate has an additional mentor)
      (Optional)
    • Contributions to diversity description – Describe research or teaching initiatives that you currently use or plan to use to engage diverse communities in STEM education and research  (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Reference requirements
    • 2 letters of reference required
  • Reference letters are a key factor in the decision process and should document:
    • Under what circumstances the referee has known you.
    • Your previous accomplishments and potential for conducting innovative research in your chosen field.
    • An overall evaluation of your past performance relative to other students at a comparable stage in their careers.
  • Mentor letters should address the mentor’s willingness to serve as a mentor and also provide an assessment of the candidate’s training, former work, and suitability for the proposed postdoctoral project and include access to appropriate facilities.

 Benefits:

  • Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on the potential for independent, creative research.
  • The Postdoc positions are for one year, and award twelve months of salary with a minimum stipend of $62,000 plus benefits and
  • A one-time research allowance of $5,000.
  • An additional twelve months of support will be granted (subject to satisfactory review), totaling 24 months.
  • Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UC San Diego.

Application Deadline:

The application will close on October 12, 2018.

Apply Now

Inquiries about the SIO Postdoc Program can be sent to Leslie Costi at lcosti@ucsd.edu.

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