Postdoc Program

Initiated in 1977, JISAO’s founding director, John M. Wallace, committed a major share of JISAO’s program budget to support postdoctoral research fellows. The program has been highly successful because postdocs are given the opportunity to conduct their own research project, think broadly, and to work with the distinguished scientists at the UW and the NOAA laboratories. The list of former JISAO postdocs is impressive and their current positions indicate the quality of scientists attracted to the program.

JISAO postdocs are appointed for one year with a second-year appointment assuming available funding and reasonable progress. The appointment supports salary, moving expenses, and provides a modest research/travel budget. The program wants to attract postdocs whose research interests align with at least one of the seven JISAO research themes. These research themes span atmospheric science, oceanography, climate, and fisheries science. Each postdoc works with a mentor located at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the Marine Mammal Laboratory, the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, or on the UW campus.

For more information on JISAO’s postdoc program, contact John Horne, Director, at

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