Paleonet: Fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

O'Dea, Aaron ODeaA at si.edu
Thu Mar 16 14:02:20 GMT 2017


Position in microgastropod ecology/paleontology at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

A vacancy has arisen for a malacologist with focus on microgastropods to support a SENACYT funded project on the ecological and environmental changes in Tropical American seas over the last 10 million years.

The position is for 18 months and pay is at the post-doctoral level. The position will be based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (http://www.stri.si.edu/) in the O’Dea lab (https://odealab.com/), with a visit to the Stable Isotope Geosciences Facility (https://goo.gl/B5Ptg2) at Texas A&M to conduct stable isotope analyses under the supervision of Dr. Ethan Grossman (https://goo.gl/9zZbgp)

The successful candidate should have:

1.     A good understanding of paleontology and marine ecology with a focus on malacology

2.     A solid publication record commensurate with position and experience

3.     Good command of written and spoken English

4.     The ability and motivation to develop their own research program

Candidates with a PhD, experience in stable isotopes, sea-going and SCUBA dive experience, and good spoken and written Spanish will be at an advantage.

For further information about the position and details on how to apply please contact Aaron O’Dea (odeaa at si.edu<mailto:odeaa at si.edu>). Deadline for applications is 7th April 2017 and interviews will be held shortly after.
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