Postdoctoral Researcher, Learning and human brain evolution

The Paleolithic Technology Laboratory ( of the Emory University Department of Anthropology is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary project investigating the neural and behavioral substrates of stone tool-making skill acquisition. Primary responsibilities will include: 1) subject recruitment (n=10-15), 2) MRI and psychometric data collection (training provided, no experience needed), 3) lithic analysis, 4) behavior coding from video, and 5) contributing to the publication and presentation of results. The successful candidate should be ready and eager to contribute to the development of new methods for the recording and analysis of knapping behavior and skill-related lithic variation. Strong quantitative skills are required and proficiency with multilevel modeling, geometric morphometrics, digital image analysis, and/or 3D imaging is desirable.

The position begins in August 2017 with a term of one year renewable for a second year. The salary will be $47,500 per year with appropriate benefits, including health insurance.

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Review of applications begins May 15, 2017 and position will remain open until filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College, and Emory University are all strongly committed to recruiting female and minority candidates. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.