Shoals Scientist-in-Residence Fellowships (SIRF) support early career and postdoctoral scientists for up to three-month residencies at Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Maine. This program provides financial support for residential research time that can be used for data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, and collaboration, among others. Priority will be given to fellows engaged in SML-based science. Financial support includes: travel allowance, room and board, an honorarium, and research allowance. Fellows will be given lab/office space. In addition to research, SIRF Fellows are expected to assist with mentoring SML’s Undergraduate Research Internship Program. The program also seeks to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups; however, all qualified scientists are encouraged to apply.
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 8-12 undergraduate students in SML’s 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 meetings 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 hr/week commitment. Opportunities exist for public outreach and additional income via SML’s Adult & Family Programs in August and September.
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 needs for your work.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Send applications by email to Dr. Jennifer Seavey (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the
subject line “Shoals SIRF Application.”
Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on February 15, 2018, and finalists will be announced by the end of February.
Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Seavey (email@example.com).