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Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Oct 22, 2022

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Geodesy, Near Surface Geophysics, Solid Earth Geophysics
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Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics


September 5, 2022


The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institu- tion of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, has openings starting in 2023 for up to two postdoctoral Green Scholars. The PhD awarded to the applicant must have a date no earlier than 4 years before the application deadline, and no later than 6 months after it. The appointment cannot start until after the award of the PhD.


These positions are supported by funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences, matched with extramural funds for specific research projects. Before sub- mitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to find out if they have a suitable project. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their expe- rience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP; individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available at


The positions are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Starting salary is $70,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds.


Applications are due by October 31, 2022, and should be submitted online at Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date.


Applications must include a statement of research interests (1-2 pages, 12 point), a dissertation abstract (1 page), a curriculum vita with publications list, and per- sonal information, including immigration status (1 page, 12 point). The application also requires contact information for two writers of support letters, but candidates are themselves responsible for ensuring that these support letters are submitted (by emails to by November 7, 2022.


Review of applications typically takes 1-2 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by the deadlines given above.


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UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to diversity, and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration with- out regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orienta- tion, gender identity, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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