Description We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research group to work on a NIJ funded grant to oversee a nationally representative forensic taphonomy database https://www.geoforapp.info/. Applicants with a desire to drive research projects combining forensic science, taphonomy, and geospatial and environmental models with large data sets are encouraged to apply. The research project is currently in the second phase of completion.
The postdoctoral fellow will oversee day-to-day database management and contribute to disseminating the research findings in manuscripts and conference presentations. The ideal candidate has experience in a related research area with enthusiasm for learning and using complementary methods to conduct research. Importantly, the individual should have excellent written communication skills and the ability to conduct research projects independently. The PI and the university are committed to providing mentorship that facilitates diverse career options going forward.
Duties and Responsibilities: contribute to dissemination of research findings related to the project’s mission maintain partnerships with forensic practitioners to facilitate wide-scale data collection collaborate with team members provide mentorship, oversight, and instruction to the project and related staff (undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty) effectively communicate research results to the lab, university, and scientific field.
Qualifications Minimum: PhD in a relevant field of study peer-reviewed publications or evidence of publication potential enthusiasm and drive to advance specified research areas
Preferred: Broad knowledge and experience in database management or ArcGIS Solid understanding of forensic taphonomy Ability to multitask and shift project priorities as necessary Ability to work within a team and independently Ability to learn new methods related to the research project Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively meet project commitments and deliverables Strong project management skills
Application Instructions Please submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and relevant skills, a CV, and contact information for three references. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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