Postdoctoral Associate

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the Pontzer Lab ( to collaborate in research in metabolic physiology and energy metabolism. Responsibilities will include equipment set-up and testing, and indirect calorimetry data collection and analysis. Experience in indirect calorimetry (respirometry, doubly labeled water) and research with living humans preferred.

Start date: September 1, 2019. Salary will be based on NIH guidelines for postdoctoral researchers. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment. This is a 12 month position, with the opportunity for renewal of an additional 12 months, based upon the annual performance evaluation.

Please direct questions and application materials to Herman Pontzer ( To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, research statement, CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Online at No paper applications will be accepted, unless specifically solicited. Questions may be directed to

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