Submitted: 17 July 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Washington
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 31 August 2020
Application URL:

The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position, with possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Martin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Ideal applicants will have interests in biological anthropology, biodemography, and/or maternal and child health. While this is a research, not a teaching position, there may be teaching opportunities available if desired by the fellow. The fellow will work on projects from the Chaco Area Reproductive Ecology Program ( and the Seattle Mother-Infant COVID-19 Study (, investigating child growth and development and maternal and child health. Job duties will minimally include statistical analysis and project management related to previous and ongoing collection of longitudinal growth, health, behavioral, and biospecimen data. Depending on the skills and professional interests of the candidate, job duties may also entail field data collection and/or laboratory assays at the UW Biodemography Lab. Applicants fluent in Spanish may have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Argentina and/or assist with management of Spanish language databases.

The position is 100% FTE for 12 months and offers a competitive salary of at least $50,004 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits such as medical, dental and retirement are also included (more details at Review of applications will begin immediately, and priority given to those received by August 15, 2020. The anticipated start date is Oct 1, 2020, but later start dates and remote work may be negotiable.

Responsibilities: 1. The candidate, will work in collaboration with Dr. Martin, on research projects related to child health, growth and development, and/or maternal-infant COVID-19 infection and immunity. 2. The candidate will assist in mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research students. 3. Collaborative research, discussion, and presentation of research results is expected.

Note: The University of Washington restricts Postdoctoral Scholar appointments to a total of five years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions.

The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) have negotiated a collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. Details of the agreement reached are available here.

Qualifications: By the start date, all elements of the PhD should be completed and the degree conferred in biological anthropology or related field (e.g. public health, sociology). Additional required qualifications: (1) Research interests that are appropriate to the Chaco Area Reproductive Ecology Program and/or the Seattle Mother-Infant COVID-19 Study; (2) Strong organizational, data analysis, and data management skills; (3) Demonstrated ability to publish in English-language peer-reviewed journals.

To apply, please submit the following documents via Interfolio. ( • cover letter • contact information for three references • curriculum vitae • 1-2 page research experience and future goals statement • PDF copies of two publications or research papers in preparation

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Commitment to Diversity The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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