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The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) invites applications for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program for 2023-2024. UTIG, which is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, is known for research excellence, integrative science efforts, and international field programs in geophysics (solid earth, marine, polar), climate science, planetary science, and energy geoscience (ig.utexas.edu/research/).

This is a highly competitive, endowed institutional award open to recent doctorates (degree within the past 3 years) in Earth, marine, and planetary science or allied fields. The appointment is for two years, contingent upon performance. Recipients of this endowed fellowship will join a vibrant community of postdocs and research scientists where they are expected to pursue self-directed research in any scientific subfield that complements or expands ongoing programs. Applicants are encouraged to identify and contact one or more prospective UTIG mentors (see ig.utexas.edu/about/institutional-postdoctoral-research-fellows/ for a list of past awardees and projects). 

Successful applicants may take up residence at UTIG as early as March 1, 2023.  Salary is $65,000 per year and appointees are eligible for benefits; the appointment also comes with discretionary funds of $5,000 for research and travel expenses. Applications must contain: 1) a Curriculum Vitae that includes education, employment history, publications, and record of any extramural funding; 2) a concise, two-page research proposal (including figures, excluding references) stating research interests and specific plans for their UTIG residence and addressing how they complement or expand ongoing research directions at UTIG; and 3) names and contact information for three individuals willing to write letters of reference. 

For full consideration, applicants should apply online at https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/details/Distinguished-Postdoctoral-Fellow_R_00023356 by January 2, 2023. For questions, you can reach out to Dr. Thorsten Becker at twb@ig.utexas.edu .

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