Post-Doctoral Researcher

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Dr. Stephen Lycett (Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY) seeks applications for a two-year (fixed-term) Post-Doctoral research associate. The successful applicant will play an integral role in an ongoing research project on the cultural transmission and evolution of material culture. The successful candidate will be a member of the newly established Evolutionary Anthropology Laboratory within the Department of Anthropology at UB, and will be expected to work closely with an interdisciplinary research team. The major activities and responsibilities of this position include: running of cultural transmission experiments, literature research and data analysis, laboratory operations assistance, and contributing to training and laboratory supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to, and have co-authorship on, peer-reviewed publications, as well as develop their own research under the supervision of Dr. Lycett.

Applicants should include a CV and a cover letter stating how their previous experience and qualifications, both in theoretical and practical terms, match the skills required of the post. Applicants must hold a PhD (or have confirmation of award) by February 27th, 2015.

To apply, please submit (1) CV including names and contact details for three referees and (2) cover letter describing your suitability for the position to UBJobs:

by February 10th, 2015. The start date for this position is flexible, but no later than August 1st 2015.

References will be sought upon shortlisting.
Salary will be US$40,000 plus benefits

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Stephen Lycett (

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Required documents for application:
Cover letter detailing how qualifications and experience match the requirements of the post
Names and addresses of at least three academic referees

Dr. Stephen J. Lycett
Department of Anthropology
University at Buffalo, SUNY
MFAC-Ellicott Complex
NY 14261, U.S.A.