Paleonet: Postdoctoral Position in Fossil Arthropods
selden at ku.edu
Sun Mar 4 16:50:23 GMT 2007
Postdoctoral Researcher, The Paleontological Institute, University of
Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Posting Date: February 28, 2007.
A post is available immediately for a postdoctoral researcher in the
field of Arthropod Paleobiology at The Paleontological Institute,
University of Kansas. The position would ideally suit a person with
interests in fossil chelicerates, or terrestrial arthropods such as
arachnids, insects or myriapods.Consideration will be given to
applicants studying any aspect of arthropod paleobiology, e.g.
systematics, phylogenetics, paleobiogeography, paleoecology, and it
would be advantageous to work with modern as well as fossil
organisms.The Paleontological Institute is housed in the Department
of Geology, where modern, well-equipped laboratory facilities are
available for paleontological research. The Paleontological Institute
is part of the Biodiversity Institute, along with the Museum of
Natural History, which has excellent curatorial and bioinformatics
facilities for invertebrate paleontology.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Geology, Biology or related discipline;
experience with research involving describing fossil material;
experience with phylogenetic techniques; experience working with
modern organisms; experience working in a museum-type setting.
Requirements should be demonstrable by application materials, work
history, and coursework.
Preferred qualifications: the ability to apply phylogenetic studies
to modern and fossil organisms; familiarity with several fossil and
extant arthropod groups; experience writing and submitting
paleontological papers including descriptive and phylogenetic work.
Remuneration: this is a fixed-term appointment for 3 years (with the
possibility of extension subject to funding). A salary of $32,000 per
annum plus benefits is offered, with opportunities for additional
work (subject to the applicants skills, relevance to the position,
Application should be made online through the KU website https://
jobs.ku.edu (reference position number 00067284). Closing date for
applications: Friday April 13th, 2007.
Contact Professor Paul Selden at (selden at ku.edu) or +1 (785) 864-2751
to discuss the position.
The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. The University encourages applications from
underrepresented group members. Federal and state legislation
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.
In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.
Gulf-Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Invertebrate Paleontology
Director of the Paleontological Institute
University of Kansas
Lindley Hall, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Email: selden at ku.edu
Phone: (785) 864-2751
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