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2017 Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Applications open September 1, 2016.

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 (

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, 2014. 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, and statement of research are due by November 1, 2016. Mentor and external referee letters are due by November, 15, 2016. Successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2017. 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 at

Further information can be obtained from Leslie Costi at

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