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Postdoctoral Scholar — Molecular Anthropological Genetics


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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Anthropology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar — Molecular Anthropological Genetics


Position Details


Position Description

The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position, with likely renewal for a second year. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dan Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Ideal applicants will have broad interests in the evolutionary anthropology of living humans. Job duties will be adapted based on the interests and career goals of the Postdoctoral Scholar. The fellow is likely to work on projects investigating telomere biology using data and samples from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey, The Tsimane Health and Life History Project. 

The position is 100% FTE for 12 months and offers a competitive salary of at least $50,004 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits such as medical, dental, and retirement are also included (more details at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments_2-81.pdf). Review of applications will begin immediately, and priority given to those received by August 15, 2020. Applicants with appropriate interests are strongly encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Eisenberg about also applying for the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program which has an application deadline of August 15th (https://depts.washington.edu/uwhalo/uwhalo/bmha/). The anticipated start date is October 15, 2020, but this is negotiable for possible earlier or later start.

Responsibilities:

  • The candidate will work in collaboration with Professor Eisenberg on research projects related to the evolutionary biology of aging, life history theory, and/or intergenerational plasticity. 
  • The candidate will lead and manage day-to-day operations of the Anthropological Genetics  Lab, including mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research students.
  • Collaborative research, discussion, and presentation of research results is expected.

Note: The University of Washington restricts Postdoctoral Scholar appointments to a total of five years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions.

The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) have negotiated a collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For details on the agreement reached, please visit:

https://hr.uw.edu/labor/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2019/06/UAW-2019-21-Summary-Chart-1.pdf

Qualifications

By the start date, all elements of the PhD should be completed and the degree conferred in biological anthropology, or similar field.

Additional required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to publish in English-language peer-reviewed journals.

Instructions

Please submit the following documents via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/77443):

  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1-2 page research experience and future goals statement
  • PDF copies of two publications or research papers in preparation.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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