Researcher, Earth Science

Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Researcher, Earth Science
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego ( invites applications for one or more full-time Researcher positions to be funded by extramural research grants and contracts. The Researcher series at SIO parallels the Professor series in terms of research and service, but carries no teaching requirements. Researchers receive nine-month appointments with 25% salary support from institutional sources.Researchers are expected to establish an independent, externally funded, research program to provide the remainder of their salary support, which can include an opportunity for summer salary. Researchers at SIO often obtain lecturer appointments in the SIO department and serve as graduate student advisors.

We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist who will develop a vigorous research group and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise in the Earth Sciences. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in research as well as service and building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Researcher level, but exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for the Associate Researcher or Full Researcher levels.

The specific research area within Earth Science is open, but we are especially interested in researchers working in geophysics (including acoustics, cryospheric geophysics, electrical methods, geodesy, geomagnetism, inverse theory, planetary science, potential fields, rock physics, seismology, tectonophysics, theoretical geophysics, and volcanology) or who would utilize advanced instrumentation of wide use in the geosciences.

The position requires a PhD in a relevant field and candidates should have a competitive record of publication, as well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with career level. Salary level will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be based on the UCSD pay scales.

For full consideration, please apply by the 4/18/17 deadline.
Assistant Researcher at:
Associate or Full Researcher at:
(Current Assistant level candidates with a strong record of research are encouraged to submit materials through both links.)

SIO is a world-renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Similar jobs

Similar jobs