Hibbitt Early Career Fellows Program



The Hibbitt Early Career Fellows Program provides talented scientists a rare opportunity: the chance to set up research programs of their own as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral positions. Recent Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) graduates with proven excellence in research will be given the necessary resources to work as P.I.’s, free from financial constraints and distraction by formal faculty responsibilities. As their research program matures, Fellows will be able to attract funding from federal grants or other sources.

Hibbitt Fellows can take advantage of MBL’s unique research environment and resources, in the context of the collegial and supportive network of MBL’s “Faculty of 500”, including scientists from the year-round resident program, the Whitman Center program, and the MBL Fellows program.

Applications are encouraged in research areas that can benefit from and contribute to MBL’s strategic strengths, in particular those relevant to marine and aquatic organismal biology and/or marine microbial diversity and ecology.

Hibbitt Early Career Fellows will be based at the MBL full-time. They will receive an annual salary plus benefits and an additional research and travel stipend. Initial appointment will be for three years, with possibility of extension to five years given satisfactory progress. For details on application requirements, reference the FAQ section.

This fellowship program is made possible by a generous gift from Susan and David Hibbitt.

Selection Committee:

Melina Hale, University of Chicago
Marko Horb, Marine Biological Laboratory
Jennifer Morgan, Marine Biological Laboratory
Nipam Patel, University of California – Berkeley
Cathy Pfister, University of Chicago
Loretta Roberson, Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. MBL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.