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Position Description

The Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship
Location Pasadena, CA
Classification Postdoctoral Scholar
Division Division of Geological and Planetary Science
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The California Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in global environmental science beginning in the fall of 2020. The intent of the program is to support innovative and creative early career scientists working in global environmental science, including areas such as biogeochemistry, glaciology, paleo-climatology, and the atmosphere and ocean sciences.

The fellowship is funded in part by an endowment provided by Foster and Coco Stanback. It carries an annual stipend of $62,000 plus a research expense fund of $5000 and up to $1500 in travel costs to Pasadena. The duration of each appointment is normally two years, contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree and good progress in the first year.  The Stanback Fellow will be hosted by one or more professors, who will also provide financial support in the second year. Fellows are eligible to participate in Caltech’s benefit programs, including health and dental plans.

Materials in support of an application should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. To be eligible, candidates should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than April 1st, 2019 except in exceptional circumstances. Request that your letter writers submit their confidential letters via email attachment to All applications and references are due by January 1, 2020.

Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions at Caltech in their fields of interest.

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