Postdoctoral Research Associate - Arts & Sciences
The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis (https://anthropology.artsci.wustl.edu/) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join the Reproductive Ecology and Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory (REBEL) directed by Dr. Krista Milich.
This postdoc will work on an NIH-funded project investigating disease transmission dynamics between wildlife and people. The position includes time in both St. Louis, MO, USA, and Kibale National Park, Uganda. The successful candidate will be involved with behavioral, ecological, and health data collection on wild red colobus monkeys and human subjects research with people living around the park, as well as fecal sample collection from both humans and nonhuman primates.
The selected candidate will be offered an initial contract for one year, with possible renewal. The position is funded for a maximum of five years. Review of applications will begin 10 November 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.
Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment.
- Applicants for this position should have experience with field work (e.g. animal behavior, wildlife ecology, human biology), laboratory work, and data analysis.
- Preference for applicants experienced with studying wild nonhuman primates and/or human subjects research, general laboratory skills, experience with fecal sample collection and preparation, and managing research teams.
- Candidates should have expertise in biological anthropology, biology, animal behavior, ecology and evolution, global health, or a related field.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Informal inquiries are welcome. Interested applicants should email application materials to Krista Milich (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please combine into a single PDF file a cover letter (summarizing your research interests and goals, expertise, and relevant skills), CV, and contact information for three references. Please put “REBEL NIH Postdoc Application” in the subject line.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.