Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Mineralogy, Materials Science and Gemology at GIA
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. One or more fellowships are offered at GIA’s Carlsbad, California or New York City locations. The one-to-two year fellowships encourage early career scientists to pursue full-time academic research in mineralogy, geology, physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology – the study of diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and their treatment. Diamond research activities consider fundamental scientific problems in diamond geology, defect physics and synthesis. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to conduct creative, independent, publishable research and are strongly encouraged to collaborate with GIA scientists as well as outside research institutions and universities.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss projects of their own design with potential collaborators and to name them in their research proposal.
The fellowship includes a competitive annual stipend ($60,000+), research funding and travel subsidies for approved offsite research work. Benefits include full health, dental and vision insurance, and the potential reimbursement of relocation expenses. Appointments are for one year and may be extended for a second year based on mutual agreement.
The start date of each fellowship is flexible, but accepted candidates should begin by January 31, 2018. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start date and preferably within the last three years. Effective oral and written English skills and the ability to publish high-level scientific articles are required. Candidates should be willing to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
Applications are due by April 30, 2017 and must include curriculum vitae with a publications list, a three-to-five page research proposal and at least two letters of reference. Incomplete applications will not be considered. More information about the application process, the Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, GIA’s facilities and our current and past research areas are available at http://GIA.edu/research-careers
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