Stanford University, Stanford Science Fellows

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Position ID:Stanford-Stanford Science Fellows-SSF [#16574]
Position Title: Stanford Science Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics
Interdisciplinary
Chemistry
Biology
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Appl Deadline:2020/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup (reviewing applications posted 2020/08/01, updated 2020/07/22, listed until 2020/11/03)
Position Description:    

Stanford University
Stanford Science Fellows

The Stanford Science Fellows program invites applications from outstanding graduating doctoral students and early career postdoctoral scholars with a strong record of achievement, a clear intellectual drive to advance scientific understanding, and a commitment to engage collaboratively with a diverse community of scholars.  Stanford Science Fellows form an interdisciplinary community of exceptional postdoctoral scholars from around the globe whose work is driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world.  Applications for the 2021-2024 cohort will be accepted from August 1 to October 15, 2020. 

The specific goals of the Stanford Science Fellows program are:

  • To deepen our understanding of the natural world by advancing and bridging disciplines in the physical, mathematical, and life sciences.
  • To provide opportunities for exceptionally qualified early-career scientists to develop academic leadership skills, interdisciplinary approaches to foundational scientific research, and the ability to communicate about science effectively.
  • To recognize and support scholars who bring a diversity of perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, including those from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.
  • To build community at Stanford around frontier research challenges.

Stanford University offers a wide range of opportunities for scientists whose curiosity will advance foundational research and make them leaders in the academy. Stanford’s top-ranked science and engineering departments, as well as many interdisciplinary laboratories and research institutes, are situated in close proximity on a campus that is an unparalleled venue for collaboration.  Stanford Science Fellows will have access to faculty and facilities within Stanford’s Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Earth and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. 


The program also includes community-building activities to foster professional development and leadership skills, as well as workshops, seminars, and informal discussions with Stanford faculty and visitors on current topics throughout the natural sciences.

To apply, please upload the following materials by October 15, 2020: 


  • A curriculum vitae including publications, full legal name, contact information, and (expected) date of PhD, which must be received by the start of the fellowship;
  • Three letters of recommendation. A letter from the candidate’s PhD advisor is advised;
  • A statement of up to two pages about the candidate’s career goals, relevant experience, and how the candidate would contribute to the goals of the Stanford Science Fellows program;
  • A research statement of up to two pages addressing the following questions:
    • What is the candidate’s research problem?
    • What does the candidate expect to accomplish on a 3- to 5-year timescale?
    • Why is Stanford the best place for the candidate to pursue these goals?
  • A cover letter.

Candidates should intend to pursue experimental and/or theoretical research and training in any natural science discipline. Fellows will hold primary appointments in an academic unit in any participating school appropriate to their their research interests.



Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching mission. International applications are welcome.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://stanfordsciencefellows.stanford.edu
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Stanford Science Fellows Program
School of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 1
Stanford, CA 94305-2070

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