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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research experience & interests, and contact information for three (3) references.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range $48,000
Position Number 00106204
Work Schedule TBD
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie
Department 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

The Evolutionary Anatomy Lab in the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will join a research group focused primarily on African hominin paleontology, with specific interests in the functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton and methodological advances in body size estimation. The postdoctoral associate will be based in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at NC State, working with Christopher Walker (Assistant Professor of Anatomy), but will also work under the supervision of Steven Churchill (Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology) in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. The selected candidate will be expected to carry out independent research in an area complementary to lab interests, make presentations regarding their research, publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in grant proposal preparation. Though not a requirement of the position, teaching opportunities in veterinary anatomy will be made available to the postdoctoral associate.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education


Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research experience & interests, and contact information for three (3) references.

Job Open Date 03/15/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 04/17/2017

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Supplemental Question

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents