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Smithsonian Stable Isotope Postdoctoral Fellowship

Background & Purpose

The Office of Fellowships and Internships is offering an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of stable isotope sciences.  Research proposals must integrate the use of stable isotopes (2H/1H, 13C/12C, 15N/14N, and 18O/16O) into their specific research questions.  Stable isotope analysis must comprise a significant portion of the research. The successful applicant will conduct analyses at one of the two Pan-Institutional isotope facilities (OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility in Suitland, MD or at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama).

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. Recipients who have not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application must provide proof of completion of the degree before the fellowship begins.  Please go here for details on the SI fellowship program.

Who is Ineligible?

No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract.

A fellowship may not be awarded to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year without the prior approval of the Office of Fellowships and Internships.

How it Works

Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 months, at least 4 months of which will be spent on-site at the MCI or STRI laboratory.

Please go here for details on the SI fellowship program. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in this fellowship are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors/hosts at any of the Smithsonian’s various Museums and Research Units prior to proposal preparation and submission. Prior Isotope Fellows are not eligible.  Please consult the research staff listed in SORS.

Applications for the Stable Isotope Postdoctoral Fellowship apply in SOLAA to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowships – Postdoctoral listed under the Office of Fellowships.  The application is not listed under the museum, research facility or office in which the applicant proposes to conduct research.  Please follow the guidelines for the postdoctoral fellowship application. Please go here for details on the SI fellowship program. Apply Through: SOLAA

For additional information on the OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility in Suitland, MD (http://si.edu/mci/irms/index.htm) please contact Christine France (francec@si.edu).

For additional information on the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Mass Spectrometry Facility in Panama City, contact Ben Turner (turnerbl@si.edu).

Access to the online application system and information regarding the necessary materials can be found here.

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