Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Mineralogy, Materials Science and Gemology at GIA, USA

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at its Carlsbad, California and 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. Fellows are expected to conduct creative, independent, publishable research and collaborate with GIA scientists, outside research institutions and universities.

The fellowship includes a competitive annual stipend ($60,000+), research funding and approved travel subsidies. Benefits include health, dental and vision, and potential reimbursement of relocation expenses.

The start date of each fellowship is flexible, but accepted candidates should begin by Jan. 31, 2020. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start date, and preferably within the last three years.

Applications are due by April 30, 2019. For more information, visit

Established in 1931, GIA 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. Visit

30 April 2019
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