Hibbitt Early Career Fellows Program



The Hibbitt Early Career Fellows Program, made possible by a generous gift from Susan and David Hibbitt, provides talented scientists a rare opportunity: the chance to establish their own research programs as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral positions.  Postdoctoral scientists or recent Ph.D. graduates with proven research excellence will be given space, resources, and support necessary  needed to run independent labs under the mentorship of a network of scientists. Fellows do not have formal teaching or administrative responsibilities, but are eligible to teach in MBL courses and workshops.

Fellows take advantage of MBL’s unique research environment and resources, in the context of a collaborative, and interdisciplinary network of investigators, and are encouraged to apply for external funding as P.I. or co-P.I. to add strength to their research programs.

Applications are encouraged in research areas that can benefit from and contribute to MBL’s strategic strengths in ecology and the biological sciences (www.mbl.edu/strategic-themes).

Hibbitt Early Career Fellows receive an annual salary plus benefits and an additional research and travel stipend.  Applicants are encouraged to establish a relationship with an MBL scientist from the resident or Whitman program who can provide a letter of support.  Additional application materials include a cover letter, C.V., research statement, and names and contact information of three references.  

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.