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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Various Faculty

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Faculty, Various
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Appointment Start Date: 
Autumn 2020
How to Submit Application Materials: 

The Stanford Bits and Watts Initiative invites applications for the 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by State Grid Corporation of China. This annual program is aimed at recruiting scientists of exceptional ability with the potential to do outstanding research in any area of digital transformation of electric grid. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their research proposal opportunities for collaboration with multiple groups at Stanford.
Candidates are encouraged to contact Precourt Institute of Energy faculty members ( and Bits and Watts faculty members ( to discuss possible research areas prior to submitting an application.
The initial appointment includes 2 years of support with an annual salary of $75,000, $3,000 relocation allowance and benefits. Applications and supporting credentials must be submitted through Bits and Watts postdoctoral program website: For queries, please contact Wahila Wilkie (wahilaw at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. All candidates whose applications and supporting materials including letters are all uploaded by January 10th, 2020 will be considered.
Appointments are expected to begin on or around Autumn 2020. It is expected that at least two fellowships will be awarded.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Eligibility: For consideration, Candidates must list three proposed faculty mentors/sponsors, preferably from different departments that they would like, to host them in their labs as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • Candidates must have completed a PhD degree prior to their tentative appointment date (Sept. 2020).
  • The fellowship is open to US Citizens or international candidates.
  • Candidates from groups that are under-represented in their disciplines, including women, ethnic minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement - 2 pages (excl. bibliography)
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.