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The Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Environmental Science

Applications Due:
January 31, 2018


The California Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in global environmental science beginning in the fall of 2018. 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 $5,000 and $2,000 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, 2017 except in exceptional circumstances. All applications and references are due by January 31, 2018.

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

If there are any questions during the application process, please contact Jen Shechet at

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vitae;
    • list of publications;
    • and a one-page statement of research interests.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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