Paleonet: Postdoctoral Researcher, The Paleontological Institute

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Tue Mar 6 07:28:47 GMT 2007

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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

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
<>  (reference position number 00067284). Closing date
for applications: Friday April 13th, 2007.

Contact Professor Paul Selden at (selden at <mailto: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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