2018 Scripps Postdoctoral Program Advertisement


Open date: September 22nd, 2017
Close date: October 20th, 2017


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 profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/people/faculty).

Candidates are required to have a PhD degree completed between January 1, 2015 - December 1, 2018. The PhD must be completed prior to taking up the appointment. 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 $60,000 plus benefits and a one-time research allowance of $5,000. An additional six months of support may be granted provided that the Postdoc/Mentor obtains equivalent external support. Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UC San Diego.

Candidate application materials including a current CV, summary of doctoral dissertation, statement of research, mentor request form and two confidential letters of recommendation are due by October 20, 2017. Mentor letters are due by November 3, 2017. Successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2018.

For consideration, apply by 10/20/17 at:

For full information about the Scripps Postdoctoral Program, Reference Letters, and Mentor Letters,
go to: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/postdocs/program

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



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Summary of Doctoral Dissertation - One page summary (abstract) of your doctoral dissertation.
  • Statement of Research - A concise statement describing your research interests (3 page maximum), in particular, those interests you’d like to pursue at Scripps as well as more general career plans and how a postdoc position at Scripps would complement your existing experience.

  • Mentor Request Form - The name and contact information for your mentor. To complete this form, go to https://goo.gl/forms/HZQ9CuJ0cY8a0hKO2 .

  • Contributions to diversity description - UCSD aims to abide by the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in all its endeavors. Describe research or teaching initiatives that you have engaged in and associated measurable outcomes, to advance EDI in academia. (Optional)

  • Mentor Letter 1 - A required letter of support from a potential Scripps mentor is due by November 3, 2017. Instructions for mentor letters are located at https://scripps.ucsd.edu/postdocs/program . (Optional)


2 letters of reference required.