Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Rice University - Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowship will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

Applicants are required to submit:

(1) A cover letter
(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced), including figures
(3) A current CV, including a list of publications

All three documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the chair of the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by 10 November, 2017. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same email address and by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2018. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2019. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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