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Kavli Nanoscience Institute

KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience

Applications Due:
December 18, 2020


This fellowship program was established to offer scientists who have recently earned their PhD degree the opportunity to pursue new and innovative research at the frontiers of nanoscience and engineering. In this open competition, preference will be given to applicants who propose experimental research in interdisciplinary areas of nanoscience. In the process of applying and developing a research plan, it is strongly encouraged that applicants communicate with faculty at Caltech with whom they would be interested in working. This appointment is contingent upon completion of all of the requirements for a PhD degree. Fellowships are to begin in Fall 2021 for a two-year duration. Salary is commensurate with experience and agreed upon with the successful candidate’s Caltech faculty sponsor. The fellowship comes with an annual discretionary research fund of $4,000 and up to $2,000 in relocation costs.

Please apply via the instructions below. The following materials are required: curriculum vitae, publication list with refereed publications clearly marked, a two-page (maximum) research proposal. Three letters of reference and one letter of support from a Caltech faculty sponsor must also be included.

Applications will be accepted until 5 pm PST on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Please direct any questions to: kni@caltech.edu.

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 one Caltech faculty sponsor, and have them upload their letters.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vitae;
    • publication list with refereed publications clearly marked;
    • a two-page (maximum) research proposal.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-3244  for assistance or contact kni@caltech.edu.