Postdoctoral Fellowships – Caltech


Several postdoctoral fellowships are available at Caltech. Applications are solicited from from across the environmental and Earth sciences, including the atmosphere, ocean, and climate sciences:
Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in global environmental science beginning in the fall of 2022. The intent of the program is to support innovative and creative early career scientists working in global environmental science, including areas such as biogeochemistry, glaciology, paleo-climatology, and the atmosphere and ocean sciences, and to nurture the careers of exceptional individuals who contribute to building the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific enterprise.

The fellowship is funded in part by an endowment provided by Foster and Coco Stanback. It carries an annual stipend of $63,500 plus a research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $1,500 for one-way travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of the appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech’s benefit programs, including health and dental programs. The Stanback Fellow will be hosted by one or more division professors (designated by the Chair) who will provide both financial support and mentorship.

To be eligible for the Stanback, candidates should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than April 1, 2021, except in exceptional circumstances.

Materials in support of an application should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Complete applications including letters of reference are due at https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/stanback by December 1, 2021.

Resnick Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications for our new Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program materials must be submitted by October 11th, 2021, and instructions can be found on our website: https://resnick.sites.caltech.edu/programs/fellowships/pioneer-postdoctoral-fellowship. Any questions can be sent to RSIPioneerFellow@caltech.edu.The Resnick Sustainability Institute’s Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was created to recruit outstanding recent PhD graduates to pursue research and training in exciting areas of sustainability at Caltech. The Pioneer Fellowship aims to foster diversity by supporting scientists and engineers who will contribute to diversity (broadly defined) at Caltech, including those from backgrounds or perspectives typically underrepresented in STEM fields. We recognize that a diversity of backgrounds and experiences is an enormous asset in the pursuit of cutting-edge science and technology development to support a more sustainable planet. We anticipate making 3 awards, for up to 2 years each.Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field received not more than 5 years before starting the appointment, and have a commitment from one or more Caltech faculty to serve as a mentor, provide lab/office space and a 50% cost-share for the fellowship. Research proposals must fall broadly within the mission area of the RSI, and candidates should have demonstrated an interest in diversity of the community around them in their application materials. This may be expressed by description of their life experiences, or through participation in organizations or activities aimed at expanding and improving experiences in their previous institutions, or through outreach activities in communities outside of those institutions.Full details,  eligibility requirements and the application can be found on our website: https://resnick.sites.caltech.edu/programs/fellowships/pioneer-postdoctoral-fellowship

Texaco and the O.K. Earl Postdoctoral Fellowships
The California Institute of Technology will offer two fellowships in Geological and Planetary Sciences beginning in the fall of 2022. The O.K. Earl and Texaco Postdoctoral Fellowships are awards funded by endowments from Orrin K. Earl, Jr. and the Texaco Philanthropic Foundation. The Texaco and O.K. Earl fellowships have been established to support the research of scientists typically within two years after receipt of the Ph.D. The goals of the program are to identify and support innovative and creative work in the earth and planetary sciences, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work, and to nurture the careers of exceptional individuals who contribute to building the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific enterprise. Applicants with training in physics, chemistry, biology, or computer sciences are urged to apply. The Division is currently active in geobiology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, petrology, seismology, environmental science and engineering, and atmospheric and planetary sciences.
Each of these three fellowships carries an annual stipend of $63,500 plus a research expense fund of $5,000 and up to $1,500 for one-way travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of the appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech’s benefit programs, including health and dental programs. It is expected that the fellowship recipient be hosted by one or more division professors (designated by the Chair) who will provide both financial support and mentorship.

Materials in support of an application should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. Complete applications including letters of reference are due at https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/gpspd by December 1, 2021

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