Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis ( is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join the Reproductive Ecology and Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory (REBEL) directed by Dr. Krista Milich.

This postdoc will participate in projects investigating the behavioral ecology, endocrinology, and health of wild nonhuman primate populations. The successful candidate will work to characterize variation in physiological measures in relation to social behaviors, reproductive success, and ecological stressors. Applicants for this position should have general laboratory skills, experience with immunoassays and/or genetic sample preparation and sequencing, and proficiency in data analysis for a variety of behavioral and biological data (e.g., nonhuman primate social interactions; microbiome and hormone measurements). Candidates should have expertise in biological anthropology, biology, animal behavior, or a related field.

The start date for the position is flexible, but January 2022 is preferred. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment. The selected candidate will be offered an initial contract for one year, with possible renewal.

Application Instructions
Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Krista Milich ( with any questions. Please put “REBEL Postdoc Application” in the subject line. Applications can be submitted via Interfolio at and should include a cover letter (summarizing your research interests and goals, expertise, and relevant skills), CV, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin 8 November 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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