We welcome applications from researchers within a large range of disciplines in the social, behavioral and life sciences, including anthropology, evolutionary biology, and 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 particularly the proximity of strong groups in economics (Toulouse School of Economics).
We are open to a variety of research methods, including theory, field and laboratory experiments, observational field work, bioinformatics and the analysis of large secondary data sets.
All research interests relevant to the broad study of human behavior are welcome, but preference may be given to candidates whose research interests are complementary to those of existing IAST researchers. 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.
Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and a contract for two years, renewable for a third year.
Eligible applicants for 2021 must be active researchers who have or will have completed their PhD after December 2017 and before September 2021.
IAST offers candidates 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 2017 or earlier; please explain your reasons in your cover letter.
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