Submitted: 27 February 2023
Department: Center for Human Evolutionary Studies
Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 15 April 2023
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CHES Post Doctoral Associate Center of Human Evolutionary Studies Salary: Commensurate With Experience

The Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two-year position, pending annual performance review after year 1. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to bridge research topics between two or more CHES faculty members (see our website for description of the different research projects ( The Postdoctoral Scientist will work alongside faculty members of the Center in a research capacity, will participate in the training of graduate and undergraduate students, and will assist the faculty, students and Center staff in managing and coordinating the activities of the center, including the seminar series, Lembersky Conference, and outreach activities.

Research interests must be relevant to the CHES mission: to promote and support innovative and broad-ranging faculty and student research that is grounded in evolutionary theory and explores the past and present of what it means to be human. Your contribution will support research in paleoanthropology, archeology, non-human primate behavioral ecology, genetics, and modern human behavior across the globe, from New Jersey to Kenya, from Iceland to Indonesia.

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2023

For more information about CHES, please see Position Status: Full Time COVID-19 Immunization Requirement: Under Policy 60.1.35, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Posting Number 23FA0197 Posting Open Date 09/01/2023 Posting Close Date 04/15/2023


Minimum Education and Experience: Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

1) A research program involving an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the biological, behavioral, ecological, cognitive and/or genetic evolution of humans and/or non-human primates. 2) PhD in relevant specialty with all work completed and approved by time of appointment 3) Ability to bridge research topics between two or more of the faculty within the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience collecting and analyzing quantitative data in a way that is translatable across numerous subdisciplines. Application of novel theoretical and analytical approaches to data collection and analysis.

Required Documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) Statement of Research Interest (2 pages) 3) Publications or Writing Sample (e.g., publication, dissertation chapter) 4) List of 3 References and contact information Quick Link to Posting: Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus: Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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