Submitted: 23 July 2021
Department: Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology
Institution: The George Washington University
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 20 August 2021
Application URL:

The Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at The George Washington University seeks a Postdoctoral Scientist for a one-year position. The Postdoctoral Scientist is expected to have an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human evolution (see our website for description of the different labs (

The Postdoctoral Scientist will be expected to work alongside faculty members within the Center in a research and training capacity. The selected candidate should have a broad interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of the biological, behavioral and/or genetic underpinnings of the evolution of humans and an interest in collaborating with the faculty and/or students within the center. We are particularly interested in candidates that can bridge 2 or more of the labs in an interesting and innovative way. Competitive applications will articulate these connections and proposed research.

The Postdoctoral Scientist will be expected to participate in the training of graduate and undergraduate students through tiered-mentoring. The Postdoctoral Scientist may be asked to assist in undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to help coordinate activities of the Center, including the weekly meeting/journal club, and occasional visiting scholars. The ideal candidate will have experience collecting and analyzing quantitative data in a way that is translatable across numerous sub-disciplines. The successful candidate could also have other skill sets that can cross disciplinary boundaries (e.g. new data collection techniques, data management and informatics, modeling, spatial analysis). Candidates must have obtained their PhD in a related field prior to the start date.

This position will provide the opportunity to interact with scientists across The George Washington University, as well as our Resource Faculty in the Smithsonian Institution. This position has full benefits and salary. Review of candidates will begin in July 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The current position is for a term of 1 year but could be renewed for a second year pending funding approval and adequate job performance. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2021.

Interested applicants should apply at in order to be considered for this position. The application should provide name of three references who would be available to submit letters of recommendation to Prof. Allison Brooks and Prof. David Braun.

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