Postdoctoral Fellow in Primate Behavior

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow

Job Requisition ID


Operating Unit/Division

Emory College


832000:ECAS: Anthropology

Full/Part Time




Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.


Additional Job Details

The Department of Anthropology at Emory University invites applications for a 1-2 year postdoctoral research position as part of a new primate behavior lab led by Adrian Jaeggi. The successful candidate will conduct research on the hormonal bases of cooperation, and has experience in primate behavioral ecology and/or behavioral endocrinology, a proven record of publishing and funding, and strong statistical and/or lab skills. The ideal candidate can also leverage on-going collaborations with a long-term field site, preferably on great apes, for this project. Anticipated start date is August 1st, 2016 (though this can be negotiated), and candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary plus benefits and have access to funds for lab analyses. She/he will be part of a vibrant research community; the Department of Anthropology at Emory University is a top ten program with a large contingent of biological anthropology faculty representing strengths in behavioral ecology, human biology, neuroscience, and paleoanthropology. In addition, Emory University as a whole excels in research on the biological bases of behavior with numerous relevant labs, facilities, and interdisciplinary centers across campus.

Apply via Emory University Careers website

Including 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in this position as well as the proposed field site for this project (if applicable), 3) an endorsement letter from the PI(s) of the proposed field site (if applicable), 4) up to three of your most relevant publications, and 5) names and contact information for up to three references. To ensure full consideration please apply by March 15th 2016, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Any questions about the position can be directed to

This position involves:

Involve working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Involve working with animals.

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