Paleonet: Postdoctoral Position in Fossil Arthropods

Paul Selden selden at
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,  
and availability).

Application should be made online through the KU website https:// (reference position number 00067284). Closing date for  
applications: Friday April 13th, 2007.

Contact Professor Paul Selden at (selden at 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.

Paul Selden
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
Phone: (785) 864-2751

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