Submitted: 2 October 2019
Department: Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
Institution: Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 15 November 2019
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The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) is a unified scientific project whose aim is to study human behavior. We offer an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to science and welcome international researchers trained in the different social sciences to tackle important research questions. Our ambition is to break down artificial disciplinary boundaries to unlock new ideas and address the challenges of the 21st century.

We welcome applications from researchers within a large range of disciplines in the social, behavioral and life sciences, including anthropology and evolutionary biology.

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 particularly the proximity of strong groups in economics (Toulouse School of Economics, TSE).

We are open to a variety of research methods, including theory, field and laboratory experiments, observational field work, and the analysis of large secondary data sets.

All research interests relevant to the broad study of human behavior are welcome, but interests that complement and / or enhance those already developed at IAST will be given special consideration. These include, to cite only a few:

  • In evolutionary biology: theoretical models of evolution (applied to family structure, strategic interactions, plasticity, cognition, learning, cultural evolution); related empirical work.
  • In anthropology: human biology, life history theory, human development and plasticity, health and infectious disease, aging, demography, host-parasite co-evolution, diet and nutrition, global health, evolutionary medicine and genetics.

Fellowship Details

  • Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities.
  • Contract is for two years, renewable for a third year.

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