The School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University welcome applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar working with Dr. India Schneider-Crease (wildworms.org, @wildworms). As the successful candidate, you will lead projects within the broad area of disease ecology, with a particular focus on disease dynamics in wild geladas (Theropithecus gelada) and/or Kinda baboons (Papio kindae). These projects may include the viral dynamics of a complex bat-baboon ecosystem during a massive fruit bat migration in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, as a part of the Kasanka Baboon Project, or ecological and behavioral drivers of larval tapeworm infections and/or viral communities in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, as a part of the Simien Mountains Gelada Research Project. Depending on the project, you will use molecular and/or immunological wet lab tools along with bioinformatics and/or other quantitative tools. There may be potential for field work after the first year.
Minimum qualifications: • Ph.D. in anthropology, biology, immunology, biostatistics, or a related field by the time of appointment. • Requires wet lab experience and strong quantitative skills. • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, and staff populations and communities Desired qualifications: • Experience with long-term data and primate behavior.
We highly encourage applications from candidates from historically excluded and underrepresented groups in the academy. This is a full-time, fiscal-year, term-limited 1-year position, which may be renewable for up to five years, contingent on funding. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023 but may be earlier or later.
To apply, please submit application materials electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/126560. Required materials include: 1) a cover letter outlining previous academic work, goals for your postdoctoral research, and fit for the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a brief statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence and 4) contact information for three professional references (candidates will be notified before referees are contacted). General questions about this position should be directed to Dr. India Schneider-Crease: [email protected].
Initial deadline for complete applications is July 5, 2023; if not filled, review of complete applications will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. The fiscal year (12-month) salary for this position is $55,000 along with competitive benefits through ASU including health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The postdoctoral scholar should be in residence in the greater-Phoenix metropolitan area for the majority of the appointment unless agreed upon aims and expectations (e.g. fieldwork, conferences) require otherwise.
Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu), as well as the Institute of Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu), Adaptation, Behavior, Culture and Society Research Group (https://shesc.asu.edu/research-groups/adaptation-behavior-culture-society), and the Center for Global Health (https://shesc.asu.edu/centers/global-health).
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
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