Jan 16 2018

Job Opportunity: Post Doctoral Fellow

The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks a Post Doctoral Fellow through their Centennial Postdoctoral Initiative. Deadline is March 1, 2018.
 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution and the world’s leading arctic research university, invites applications for post-doctoral positions.  The Centennial Postdoctoral Initiative seeks to attract outstanding, early career scientists, scholars, or artists, who will engage in research or creative expression relevant to Alaska, the circumpolar north, or other UAF research priorities.

Each recipient should pursue his or her own research interests in association with a faculty sponsor in such a way that it will benefit the research of both the postdoc and the faculty sponsor. Each award recipient will be provided with office space in close proximity to the faculty sponsor and will share laboratory space with that sponsor (if needed) throughout the award period. Recipients are expected to author papers for peer review as well as collaborate with the sponsor and potentially, other university researchers and/or a private or public sector partner.

Successful applicants will receive eighteen months of salary support. Key attributes of successful applications include the following: (i) an identified faculty sponsor (ii) a well-defined project idea developed in collaboration with the sponsor and potentially, other university researchers and/or a private or public sector partner; and (iii) evidence that the applicant has strong potential for a successful research career.  Evidence of research success can include peer-reviewed publications or other products as well as letters of support. Verification of ongoing or past collaborations are encouraged and may include the private-sector, public-private partnerships or state agencies as well as university and federal research organizations.

To be eligible, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 5 years at the time of application. As a condition of the award, successful applicants must be able to present a certified copy of their diploma or a certified letter from the appropriate university official stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree. Successful applicants must have completed their final thesis and have co-authored at least two peer-reviewed publications based on original research, or have equivalent accomplishments in a creative or scholarly discipline, prior to being offered their UAF Centennial Postdoctoral appointment.  Publications may be ‘in press.”  Applicants do not need to have received their degree prior to applying, as long as the above requirements are met prior to appointment offer. It is also expected that candidates will have a command of the English language.

Recipients of awards may initiate their study and research period upon hire completion. Recipients of the awards will receive an annual salary of $60,000 ($90,000 total, for an 18-month duration).  Post-docs can extend their term of employment by securing additional funding, which could be in collaboration with faculty (some faculty sponsors may already have additional funding).  All appointees are eligible for the benefits received by full-time term faculty. Three to four awards per year are anticipated during this multi-year recruitment process. Scholars are chosen through a highly competitive process. As such, these appointments will carry special recognition.

Each recipient should pursue his or her own research interests in association with a faculty sponsor in such a way that it will benefit the research of both the postdoc and the faculty sponsor. Each award recipient will be provided with office space in close proximity to the faculty sponsor and will share laboratory space with that sponsor (if needed) throughout the award period. Communication with a potential UAF sponsor or sponsors prior to submitting an application is required.

For more information and to apply, please visit Careers at UA