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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Position Number: 4634193
  • Location: La Jolla, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Universityof California San Diego, has openings starting in 2024 for up to two postdoctoral Green Scholars. The PhDawarded to the applicant must have a date no earlier than 4 years before the application deadline, and nolater than 6 months after it, though the 4-year limit may be extended up to one year to allow for parentalleaves.

The appointment cannot start until after the award of the PhD.

These positions are supported by funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences, matched withextramural funds for specific research projects. Before submitting an application, applicants should contactpotential IGPP mentors to find out if they have a suitable project. Green scholars are encouraged to broadentheir experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP; individual research goals may be pursuedif project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available at .(

The positions are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and availabilityof funds. Starting salary is $70,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds.

Applications are due by October 31, 2023, and should be submitted online here: . Potential applicants are advised to initiate contact withprospective mentor(s) well before this date.(

Applications must include: (1) a dissertation abstract (1 page); (2) a statement of research interests (1-2 pages,12 point); and (3) a curriculum vita, including any personal information and a list of publications, (1-3 pages, 12point) , along with personal information. (This includes immigration status, to allow us to be aware of the needfor a visa).

In addition, you will need to provide contact information for two writers of support letters, but you are yourself responsible for ensuring that these writers provide support letters, submitted directly by an email . Support letters are due by November 7, 2023 (

Review of applications typically takes 1-2 months.

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UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to diversity, 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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