Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University

Job Description


Posted: 17-Sep-23

Location: Princeton, NJ, US, 08540

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 230360438

Princeton University
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University has a postdoctoral and more senior research position available in the areas of evolutionary biology and vertebrate paleobiology. The postdoctoral researcher will be based in the Simões Lab at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, and work in collaboration with Dr. Stephanie Pierce (Harvard University) and Dr. Christian Kammerer (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences). The postdoc will be responsible for collecting discrete morphological and geometric morphometric data of various groups of early synapsids in various natural history collections and conducting macroevolutionary analyses focused on rates of morphological evolution and taxonomic diversification. Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in evolutionary biology, ecology, zoology, paleobiology or a related field *Excellent writing ability in English *Creativity and the desire to work in an interactive and inter-disciplinary environment. A solid track record of scientific publications and conference presentations Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with team members. Previous experience with synapsid anatomy and/or macroevolutionary analyses. Ideally, both. Strong computational skills and programming experience (e.g., R or other languages) This one-year appointment may be renewed for a second year based on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Research staff are entitled to university benefits. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applicants must apply online at: and submit: 1. Cover letter outlining your research interests and suitability for the position (1 page) 2. Curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications 3. Up to three examples of published papers 4. Names and contact information of 3 academic references Applications will be reviewed starting 01 October 2023. The expected start date is January 2024 (but is negotiable). For further information about the position, please contact: Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.
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