African Hominin Paleontology | Postdoctoral Position

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Posting Information

Vacancy Type: Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only: No
Time-Limited Appointment Length: No

Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,000
Position Number: 00106204
Work Schedule: TBD
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Department: 194001 – Dept Molecular Biomedical Science
Job City & State: Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties
The Evolutionary Anatomy Lab in the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will join a research group focused primarily on African hominin paleontology, with specific interests in the functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton and methodological advances in body size estimation. The postdoctoral associate will be based in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at NC State, working with Christopher Walker (Assistant Professor of Anatomy), but will also work under the supervision of Steven Churchill (Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology) in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. The selected candidate will be expected to carry out independent research in an area complementary to lab interests, make presentations regarding their research, publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in grant proposal preparation. Though not a requirement of the position, teaching opportunities in veterinary anatomy will be made available to the postdoctoral associate.

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Minimum Experience/Education
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
Special Instructions
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research experience & interests, and contact information for three (3) references.
Job Open Date: 03/15/2017
Must Be Open Until: 04/15/2017 (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?: No
Proposed Hire Date: 04/17/2017

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)