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Sponsored Research Post Award Specialist

Under the general direction of the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Director, Sponsored Research Development, and as a member of the Vice President for Science (VPS) team, the Sponsored Research Post Award Specialist provides post-award administrative and analytic grant development and support for research, education, and outreach sponsored programs. The position provides support in the administration of grant awards and sub-awards, grant reporting, sub-recipient monitoring, effort reporting, responsible conduct of research, and closeout activities of international federal, state, local and private foundation sponsors. The Sponsored Research Post Award Specialist serves as an Authorized Organizational Representative for submission of documentation to sponsors. Responsible for issuance and monitoring of sub-awards under SFI prime grants. The incumbent is expected to work independently with general supervision.  Works collaboratively with the entire SRO/VPS team, including providing pre-award grant proposal development and backup support as needed.


Taking applications for this position through September 30, 2021

Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships, comprising the Omidyar and ASU-SFI Fellowships, at the Santa Fe Institute are unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Fellowships offer early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit of key insights about the complex systems that matter most for science and society. The Institute rejects compartmentalized thought common in academia. Instead, SFI scientists transcend boundaries between fields, freely synthesizing ideas spanning many disciplines – from math, physics, and biology to the social sciences and the humanities – in pursuit of creative insights that advance our scientific frontiers.



Taking applications for this position through October 24, 2021



Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Artificial Intelligence

The Santa Fe Institute a private, not-for-profit research and education facility has an opening for a full-time postdoc in artificial intelligence. This position is funded by an NSF grant to develop useful evaluation methods for AI systems that perform abstraction and analogy-making.


Applications must be received no later than October 15, 2021

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