[MSA-talk] Wiess Post-doctoral fellowship - Rice University (application deadline - Nov 10, 2017)

Rajdeep Dasgupta Rajdeep.Dasgupta at rice.edu
Thu Oct 12 16:13:35 EDT 2017

Dear All:

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 at 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 at 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.

Rajdeep Dasgupta

Department of Earth Science
Rice University
6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005, USA
Ph: +1-713-348-2664
Fax: +1-713-348-5214


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