Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Polar Regions Research at the University of Washington

The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) and the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, are seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates with interests in the polar regions. APL is a multi-disciplinary research institution with a long tradition of high latitude research, engineering and logistics. QRC encompasses a diversity of fields of study, including archaeology, land surface processes, paleoclimatology and paleobiology and glaciology.

Applicants are expected to define a research plan that fits within the broad program areas of either QRC or APL and includes collaboration with researchers in another unit at the University, such as Oceanography, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Marine Affairs, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental and Forest Sciences, Anthropology, Law, and the Jackson School of International Studies.

Expected terms are two years, renewable after the first year. A Ph.D. less than 4 years prior to the time of employment is required. Screening of applicants will begin at the beginning of March, 2014 and applications should be received by February 28th, 2014. Applicants are asked to submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a brief research proposal (no more than 1500 words) describing research to be pursued during a two year tenure at the University of Washington, (4) the names and contact information of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference. In addition, a letter of support from a prospective mentor in one of the participating units is encouraged. Current research of faculty is available at the individual web pages for the participating departments listed above.

Applicants should send all materials and any questions to:

Electronic submission is preferred but hardcopies can be mailed to Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle Washington, 98105 c/o Polar Science Center (Isosaki)

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The positions offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.