Scripps Postdoctoral Program

Applications for 2016 will open December 2015.

The Scripps Postdoctoral program is an annual competitive program that offers joint funding from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and extramural sources associated with specific projects that cover a broad range of research. One or more positions are given each year to new or recent doctorates in the general research areas of Oceans & Atmosphere, Biology, or Earth Science.

Information about ongoing research projects at Scripps can be found on our Research pages and on the Scripps Scholars pages of individual researchers, where candidates may identify potential postdoctoral mentors.

Previous awardees are listed here.

2015 Postdoctoral Scholar Program Advertisement - CLOSED

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 Institution of Oceanography 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 profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps.

Candidates are required to have completed the PhD degree prior to taking up the appointment and should have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2012.  Current and former Scripps or UC San Diego Graduate Students and Postdocs are ineligible for these awards.

Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on potential for independent, creative research.  The Postdoc positions are for one year, and award twelve months of salary with a minimum stipend of $58,000 plus benefits.  An additional six months of support may be granted provided that the Postdoc obtains additional external support.   Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UCSD.

The deadline for applications will be February 1, 2015, and successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2015. 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 here.

Further information can be obtained from:

Chair, Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Awards Committee
c/o Ms. Carrie Byrd
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0210
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210

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