GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for the Richard T. Liddicoat
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. One or more fellowships are offered at GIA’s Carlsbad, California or New
York City locations. The one-to-two year fellowships encourage early career scientists to pursue full-time
academic research in mineralogy, geology, physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology –
the study of diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and their treatment. Diamond research activities consider
fundamental scientific problems in diamond geology, defect physics and synthesis. Liddicoat Postdoctoral
Research Fellows are expected to conduct creative, independent, publishable research and are strongly
encouraged to collaborate with GIA scientists as well as outside research institutions and universities.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss projects of their own design with potential collaborators and to name
them in their research proposal.
The fellowship includes a competitive annual stipend ($60,000+), research funding and travel subsidies for
approved offsite research work. Benefits include full health, dental and vision insurance, and the potential
reimbursement of relocation expenses. Appointments are for one year and may be extended for a second
year based on mutual agreement.
The start date of each fellowship is flexible, but accepted candidates should begin by January 31, 2018.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start date and preferably within the last
three years. Effective oral and written English skills and the ability to publish high-level scientific articles are
required. Candidates should be willing to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
Applications are due by April 30, 2017 and must include curriculum vitae with a publications list, a three-to-five
page research proposal and at least two letters of reference. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
More information about the application process, the Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, GIA’s
facilities and our current and past research areas are available at GIA.edu/research-careers
GIA was established in 1931 and is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored gemstones and
pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute with locations in 13 countries, GIA is the leading source of research
knowledge, standards and education in gems and jewelry. For more information about GIA, visit GIA.edu