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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Position Number: 4634248
  • Location: La Jolla, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

Miles Fellow Postdoctoral Appointment in Geophysics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, will have an opening starting in 2024 for a Miles Fellow postdoctoral appointment, awarded in honor of the late John W. Miles. This appointment supports a scientist whose expertise lies within the broad areas of computational and theoretical geophysics.

The PhD awarded to the applicant must have a date no earlier than 4 years before the application deadline, and no later than 6 months after it. The appointment cannot start until after the award of the PhD.

This position is fully supported by funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences. Before submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to find out if they have a suitable project involving computational or theoretical geophysics.

Miles Fellows 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

The positions are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of 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 with prospective 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, 12 point) , along with personal information. (This includes immigration status, to allow us to be aware of the need for 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 to Support letters are due by November 7, 2023

Review of applications typically takes 1-2 months.

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