Steve Fossett Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
City: St. Louis
State/Province: MO
Country: US
Contact Person: Prof. William B. McKinnon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Application Due Date: Sunday, January 30 2022
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Washington University in St. Louis: School of Arts & Sciences: Earth & Planetary Sciences
Steve Fossett Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis invites applications for the Steve Fossett Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Department seeks outstanding candidates who will strengthen and complement existing areas of study, including terrestrial and planetary geology, geochemistry, geophysics, geobiology, and climate science. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate directly with faculty and students within the Department, and will be invited to lead a seminar in their area of expertise.

This competitive postdoc is awarded for a one-year period, which may be extended to a second year. The annual salary is $70,000 with additional research funds of $6,000 per year. The appointment is anticipated to begin on or around July 1, 2022.

A Ph.D. in Earth, planetary, or climate science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have trans-disciplinary interests, and will interact scientifically with a broad spectrum of the Department’s members. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to create an inclusive environment in which a diverse array of researchers can learn and thrive.

Application Instructions
Please include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae (including full publication list), a two- to four-page statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references at Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. William McKinnon ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 30, 2022.

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