Joining the STRPL
If you value relationships, work hard, want to do cutting edge research, & like having fun, then STRPL is for you!
Click the accordions below to obtain information about open positions, how to apply, and what we are looking for.
- We post all open positions on UCSD's handshake.
- If you already have a UCSD work-study award and would like to work with us, then please email PI-Wright with a short introduction to yourself, your CV, and a description of the work you would like to do. It is okay to not know what type of work you'd like to do. If this is the case, then please let PI-Wright know which topics you feel you'd have the most fun working on.
- We do not allow volunteers in the lab. We would prefer to find a way to pay you for the work you do.
- The lab is not accepting new graduate students for academic year 2024-2025.
- Information on graduate studies at Scripps, including how to apply, what courses are offered, what life is like at Scripps, and other frequently asked questions may be found by examining the links posted here.
- Need advice on how to navigate applying for grad school? Here's a paper demystifying the process.
- Factors which Scripps uses to evaluate applicants include, but are not limited to, (1) Academic Preparation; (2) Scholarly potential; (3) Diversity, equity, and inclusion contributions; (4) Alignment with the program; (5) Realistic self-appraisal; and (6) Long-term goals. Alongside this, I also evaluate candidates based on their perseverance, independence, curiosity, ability to work well with others, maturity, and communication skills -- this is motivated by the process described here.
- We post all open positions on external job boards and this website.
- Need advice on how to craft a competitive postdoc application? Here are some advice I found useful from Carnegie Institution for Science's Earth and Planets Laboratory. In general, I am looking for postdocs who want to conduct research that I believe is broadly applicable, fundamental, and exciting. I also evaluate postdoc candidates on their curiosity, ability to work well with others, communication skills, ambition, as well as their ability to identify compelling research questions and design studies that answer those questions effectively.
- If you are interested in applying for your own external funding (e.g., NSF postdoc fellowship or regular grant) or one of the Scripps fellowships (e.g., Green postdoc, Miles postdoc, or SIO postdoc) to work with us, then please email PI-Wright with a short introduction to yourself, your CV, and an abstract-like description of the work you would like to do.