Deadlines: Candidate application materials including a current CV, summary of doctoral dissertation, statement of research, mentor support letter, and two confidential letters of recommendation are due by October 12, 2018.
To be eligible for this award you must have received your PhD no earlier than January 1, 2016. Candidates are required to have a PhD degree completed by December 1, 2019. The PhD must be completed prior to taking up the appointment (due to UC regulations - at appointment start date, you can have a maximum of 3 years postdoctoral experience). The intention of this program is to expose early career postdocs to new research opportunities and the facilities available at SIO/UCSD. All candidates are expected to have an excellent command of the English language.
Applications may be submitted on line at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01876
Applicants are required to collaborate with at least one Scripps mentor (and no more than three mentors). Prior to submitting your application, you must contact members of the Scripps research staff working in your area of interest to initiate a potential collaboration. In order for your application to receive full consideration, the potential mentor(s) must provide you a letter of support to include with your application materials.
You are responsible for ensuring that referees are willing to provide reference letters. You must request two confidential reference letters via the application system which will be solicited automatically - they must be submitted by the referee via the secure link provided. Please make sure to request reference letters BEFORE the due date, to ensure a complete application package (a few days will be allowed after deadline for reference letters to arrive).
Reference letters are a key factor in the decision process and should document:
Under what circumstances the referee has known you.
Your previous accomplishments and potential for conducting innovative research in your chosen field.
An overall evaluation of your past performance relative to other students at a comparable stage in their careers.
Mentor letters should address the mentor's willingness to serve as a mentor and also provide an assessment of the candidate's training, former work, and suitability for the proposed postdoctoral project and include access to appropriate facilities.
Inquiries about the SIO Postdoc Program can be sent to Leslie Costi at email@example.com.
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