Postdoctoral positions – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego 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 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 Scripps can be explored by viewing online profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps at:

Candidates are required to have completed the Ph.D. degree prior to taking up the appointment and should have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2010. 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 positions are for one year, with renewal for an additional six months provided that the Postdoc obtains additional external support.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013, and successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2013. 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 online at:

Recipients of the 2013 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.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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