Dr. Katharine Jack, Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, is recruiting a postdoctoral research assistant to join a dynamic lab focused on the behavior and ecology or wild capuchin monkeys. Current projects include a longitudinal project examining testosterone, cortisol, and male life histories, an NSF-funded study of the interplay between capuchin male dominance, behavior, morphology, and olfactory signaling, and an NIH- funded project examining the social and environmental contributions to variation in health and aging among wild capuchin monkeys. Additional information about the Santa Rosa Primate Project can be found at https://www.santarosaprimates.org/. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with strong organizational, data management, and data analysis skills. Preferred start date is July 15, 2023.
Responsibilities: Assist with data management, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Participate in biweekly lab meetings with a diverse and dynamic group of graduate and undergraduate students Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator Ideally, if discipline of PhD is appropriate, the candidate will teach one class in Primate Behavior and Ecology each year.
Qualifications - Doctorate in biological anthropology, ecology, biology, psychology, statistics, or a related field by the start of the position - Applicants are expected to have a strong background in statistics, ecology, and experience publishing scientific research - Knowledge of statical programming R is required - Database management is also a plus - Experience with research focused on animal behavior, particularly primates, is preferred
Application Instructions: Applications via Interfolio must include: cover letter, CV, a one-page dissertation summary, and names and email addresses of three references. apply.interfolio.com/125374
A review of applications will begin on May 30th, 2023 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. We look forward to receiving your application!
For information, please contact, Dr. Katharine Jack, Department of Anthropology, [email protected]
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