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J Evans Attwell Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must contact a faculty member in the Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI) at Rice University. See https://sci.rice.edu/content/sci-member-research for a list of faculty and research areas. In consultation with an SCI faculty member, the applicant must prepare a three page (maximum) research proposal in sufficient detail to describe the research problem, the approach and expected outcome, including any anticipated applications. Two additional pages of references and figures are allowed. A letter of support (one page) must be provided by the SCI faculty member, expressing approval of the proposed research. A resume and three additional letters of recommendation are also required. Please upload the letter of support under "Other Document".

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title J Evans Attwell Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department Smalley Curl Institute
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P17039
Open Date 11/16/2016
Close Date 06/30/2017
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

Applicants must be able to complete the appointment within five (5) years of the award of the PhD degree. Since the length of the fellowship is two years, they must be able to start their appointment by the third anniversary dates of their PhD. In addition, if the PhD is pending at the time of application, the applicant must defend his/her PhD thesis successfully before accepting the offer.

The stipend will be $58,000 per year, plus standard staff benefits. Moving expenses to Rice of up to $2,000 will be provided, if needed. Original receipts for all expenses must be provided. No moving expenses will be provided at the end of the fellowship, in keeping with the intent of the fellowship. In addition, a travel fund up to $5,000 per year is included for travel to technical conferences, and for travel essential to the performance of the research. A supplies and minor equipment fund to support the Fellow’s research will also be provided in the amount of up to $10,000 per year.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Applicants must have a recognized PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, cell biology, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or materials science, and have a broad-based interest in nanoscale science and technology.

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required

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Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

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Working Conditions

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Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must contact a faculty member in the Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI) at Rice University. See https://sci.rice.edu/content/sci-member-research for a list of faculty and research areas. In consultation with an SCI faculty member, the applicant must prepare a three page (maximum) research proposal in sufficient detail to describe the research problem, the approach and expected outcome, including any anticipated applications. Two additional pages of references and figures are allowed. A letter of support (one page) must be provided by the SCI faculty member, expressing approval of the proposed research. A resume and three additional letters of recommendation are also required.

Please upload the letter of support under “Other Document”.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8685

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Laboratory Research/Administrative
Description of Job Duty

- Conduct independent experimental studies based on area of concentration.
- Plan and write research reports, proposals and scholarly submissions related to research conducted in the laboratory.

Percentage of Time 100

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Proposal
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, cell biology, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or materials science?
    • Yes
    • No