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Wares Postdoctoral Fellowships

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (https://www.mcgill.ca/eps/) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, invites applications for the Wares Postdoctoral Fellowships. These distinguished fellowships provide opportunities for outstanding early career Earth Scientists to work on research projects within the broad range of disciplines covered by researchers in the Department. Fellows will pursue an independent research project in collaboration with one or more faculty members. Two Wares Fellows will be appointed annually.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship are for two years and offer a competitive salary ($50,000 per year plus benefits), a research stipend ($10,000), and a maximum relocation allowance of $2,500.

Applicants must contact one or more faculty sponsors in the Department to discuss potential research projects before applying. Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a two-page research proposal (excluding references and research stipend budget), and an endorsement letter from the faculty sponsor(s). The application package should be sent electronically to Kristy Thornton (kristy.thornton [at] mcgill.ca). Arrange for two reference letters to be sent directly to Kristy Thornton.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is Friday, January 17th, 2020. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is September 1st, 2020 (negotiable). Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. within three years of their start date, with allowances made for an acceptable delay in research or period of inactivity (i.e. illness, parental leave, etc.)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversity.

James Kirkpatrick, Selection Committee Chair
Earth and Planetary Sciences
McGill University
3450 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E8
james.kirkpatrick [at] mcgill.ca

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