Research Fellow

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST; invites applications for post-doctoral research fellowships, with a start date of September 1, 2018. We welcome applications from researchers whose work uses an evolutionary perspective to inform understandings of human behavior, psychology, and/or health. Biological anthropologists or human ecologists with research interests in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: human biology, life history theory, human development and plasticity, cultural evolution, health and infectious disease, aging, demography, host-parasite co-evolution, diet and nutrition, global health, evolutionary medicine and human genetics. We seek candidates with a strong research background in their own discipline, but willing and able to develop research projects drawing on IAST’s substantial interdisciplinary resources, including the proximity of strong research groups in economics (Toulouse School of Economics, We are considering applications from researchers who use a variety of methods including observational fieldwork, field or laboratory experiments, analysis of secondary datasets and/or theoretical modeling.

Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and a contract for two years, renewable for a third year.

Basic Qualifications: Active researchers who have or will have completed their PhD after January 2015 and before September 2018. The IAST offers its researchers an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers. Motivated applications will be considered from candidates whose PhDs were completed in 2014 or earlier; please explain your reasons in your cover letter.

Review of applications will begin shortly after the application deadline of December 31, 2017.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Jonathan Stieglitz (, IAST Program Director of Anthropology.