John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship

John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is accepting applications for the John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Geophysics. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences supports a postdoctoral fellowship in the broad areas of computational and theoretical geophysics, including machine learning applied to geosciences.

Applicants should contact potential mentors at IGPP prior to the application deadline, to ensure a fruitful research collaboration. Information on recent IGPP research is available here. In addition, three new faculty members, all of whom work in theoretical and computational geophysics, will be joining IGPP in 2020 and are possible mentors. They are Professor Matthias Morzfeld, Professor David May, and Professor Alice-Agnes Gabriel.

The position is available for two years for applicants that are less than 5 years from PhD degree. Funding for the second year is subject to satisfactory performance during the first year. Starting salary is $60,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds.

Applications require a statement of research interests (1-2 pages), dissertation abstract (1 page), curriculum vitae with publications, and two letters of recommendation. Application materials (except letters) must be submitted online here.

Applications are now closed (as of December 1, 2019).

UC San Diego is a Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.