The CSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The CSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides research and professional development opportunities for Ph.D. scientists who identify as an underrepresented or historically excluded person in STEM (e.g. Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, disabled, or a veteran of the US Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or other aligned fields relevant to ongoing research in the CSN before the start of the fellowship. This program is primarily intended to recruit U.S. citizens or permanent residents, but all postdoc candidates are welcome to apply.
The CSN is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for people who identify with historically excluded groups. The multidisciplinary, highly collaborative, and distributed nature of the CSN provides a unique, team-oriented environment for training postdoctoral fellows to become innovative and confident scientific leaders, encompassing the breadth of chemical sciences and related fields. Some of the benefits of being a CSN Postdoctoral Fellow include:
- Opportunities to engage in high-impact, collaborative research with a network of leading faculty across the country.
- Leadership and professional development opportunities, such as teaching experience in a classroom setting and/or training on how to translate research ideas into intellectual property.
- Participation in our lab exchange program to experience different styles of laboratory research and management.
- Engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
- Participation in outreach and science communication activities.
Postdoctoral fellows will be matched to a specific research group based on mutual interests with the lab’s Senior Investigator. Applicants are therefore encouraged to reach out to CSN Senior Investigators to discuss project ideas before submitting application materials. Learn more about CSN research by checking out our list of publications and by visiting our Senior Investigators page to find individual group websites.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please email the following materials to Mike Schwartz (email@example.com):
- A cover letter (up to 2 pages)
- A curriculum vitae
- Name and contact information for at least three people who are willing to provide letters of recommendation
Your cover letter should include a summary of CSN research groups that align with your interests, career goals, and any significant contributions to research, leadership, outreach, or other activities that would be helpful for evaluating your application. Additionally, please describe any personal goals or contributions related to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, including any specific interests in contributing to CSN efforts in these areas.
Please contact Mike Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the application process or identifying the best research opportunity for your interests. CSN Senior Investigators often offer postdoctoral research opportunities separately from the fellowship program posted here. Please see individual lab websites for more information.