Post Doctoral Scholar in Anthropology

    University park, PA

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    The laboratory of George (PJ) Perry in the Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in ancient DNA and human evolutionary genomics. For more information about our lab: The Postdoc Scholar will have opportunities to lead and participate in archaeogenomic and paleogenomic studies of extinct subfossil primates, prehistoric humans, human parasites, and other organisms having the potential to inform our understandings of human evolution and population history. They will also have opportunity and encouragement to develop a research program based on their own interests, in consultation with Dr. Perry and ideally also involving collaboration with other research groups both within the Department of Anthropology department and across Penn State's many interdisciplinary centers.

    Candidates for this position should be experienced in both genomic laboratory methods and the analysis of population genomic data. Ancient DNA laboratory experience and the ability to code in bash, python, and R, are preferred but not required depending on other experience. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

    A qualified candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. To apply for this position, submit:
    • A cover letter
    • Your CV
    • The names and contact information of three people who can be contacted for letters of reference
    • Up to three of your publications.
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    University Park, PA
    Posting ID: 558255576Posted: 2020-05-21

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