Postdoc Position in Human Evolutionary Ecology (1y, ~$50k)

The Human Ecology Group, led by Prof. Dr. Adrian V. Jaeggi, at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to contribute to research on the Tsimané of Bolivia. Possible topics include the influence of socio-ecological conditions on health outcomes, ultimate and proximate explanations for variation in social phenotypes, or others according to the successful applicant’s interests and experience. This work will be conducted in collaboration with the Tsimané Health and Life History Project ( and will be able to draw from a wealth of existing data and/or benefit from ideal conditions for original field research.

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in evolutionary anthropology or related fields, a strong background in statistical methods and coding in R, and/or ample experience conducting field research in a small-scale society. We offer an initial 1-year contract (extensions possible pending funding) with a 50% appointment, an internationally competitive salary (ca. CHF 50’000 plus social security contributions), as well as substantial research and travel funds.
For further information please contact Adrian Jaeggi (

The IEM ( is a leading research and teaching institution based in the medical school at the University of Zurich. The IEM consists of a vibrant mix of physicians, epidemiologists, geneticists and evolutionary biologists, with all faculty holding joint appointments in the life sciences and Ph.D. students being trained through the graduate program in evolutionary biology.

The University of Zurich is also home to several other related departments with world-class research groups such as Anthropology ( or Ecology & Evolution ( For additional information about employment at the University of Zurich please visit

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (a cover letter de-tailing past research experience and proposed research, CV, names of at least two academic references) as a single pdf document per e-mail to Adrian Jaeggi (
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and the position will remain open until filled.