Shoals Scientist-in-Residence Fellowship (Shoals SIRF) -
2 positions available
Shoals SIRF supports early career and postdoctoral scientists for up to three-month residential fellowships. This program provides financial support for residential research time at Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Maine that can be used for data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, collaboration, among others. Financial support includes: travel allowance, room and board, an honorarium, and research allowance. Fellows will be given lab/office space. The aim of this program is to provide robust training for undergraduate students marine science while simultaneously enhancing the research breadth at SML. The program also seeks to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting research. However, all qualified scientists are encouraged to apply and will be considered equally.
- Priority given to 1 postdoctoral & 1 assistant professor each summer who will conduct field work at SML or use SML data sets (to learn more about available data, please see SML’s website and communicate directly with the contact listed below.)
- Operating season at SML: May 1 - September 1. Minimum commitment for 2019 Fellows: June 3 – August 11.
- $500 travel allowance to support travel to/from SML for the start and end of the program.
- Honorarium: $3,000/month
- Benefits include room and board at Shoals Marine Laboratory and use of SML facilities
- Up to $1,200 research allowance at SML (to pay for research vessel use, research assistance, or supplies that SML will provide or procure for scientists). Durable goods will become the property of SML. These funds are aimed to support active, on-island research while participating in this program.
Requirements and opportunities:
- Applications are invited for any field-based natural science
investigation in the Isles of Shoals. Marine topics are
- The Fellows will be based on Appledore Island and expected to reside at SML as their primary residence for a minimum of 4 days a week.
- Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S.
- Research plans must be approved by SML and they must adhere to SML research policies.
- Fellows are asked to give at least one seminar talk to the island community during their fellowship.
- Fellows are expected to spend 10 hrs/week mentoring 6-8 undergraduate independent researchers in SML’s Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Fellows will serve as the secondary mentors, complementing the guidance of each student's primary research mentor (aka the Principle Investigators). Fellows will attend weekly internship seminars where they may be called on to provide a lecture or expertise on field research methodology or some other aspect of independent research training. Lecture time will count towards the 10 hour weekly commitment. Opportunities exist for Fellows to have undergraduates work directly on their own research projects (advanced planning is required and is subject to the availability of funding).
- Opportunities exist for public outreach and additional income via SML’s Adult & Family Programs in August and September.
- Fellows will be subject to a background check and will be required to complete the University of New Hampshire's Protection of Minors training.
A complete application will be a single PDF file containing, in
the order shown:
1. Cover letter describing your interest and availability, including current employment status and eligibility. If you are a postdoc, please include the name and contact information of your supervisor. Please highlight teaching and/or mentoring experience as well as research accomplishments.
2. Curriculum vitae, including 3 professional references.
3. A 1-2 page essay describing your intended research at SML. Please include provide sufficient information regarding facilities & equipment needed for your work.
Novel media or formats other than PDF essential to an individual’s application may be submitted.
Only complete applications will be accepted.
Send applications by email to Dr. Jennifer Seavey (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the subject line “Shoals SIRF Application.”
Deadline for applications is April 20, 2019.