Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellowship, Paleobiology Department Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C.
Posting Date: January 2012. Closing Date: 31 March 2012
Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship (postdoctoral or sabbatical) in Echinoderm or Bryozoan Paleontology. This appointment provides salary ($45 K/yr), benefits, and a modest research/travel allowance ($2.5 K/yr). The successful applicant will be expected to conduct independent macroevolutionary and/or macroecological research including but not limited to systematics, paleoecology, functional biology, etc., and involving NMNH echinoderm or bryozoan collections. The awardee also will be expected to be involved in the scholarly activities of the department. Priority will be given to proposals that contribute to the curation of NMNH fossil echinoderm or fossil bryozoan collections.
Information about the Paleobiology Department can be found at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo//index.html. Information about the collections can be found at http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/paleo/.
Applicants should have a proven record of research accomplishment and knowledge of fossil echinoderms or fossil bryozoans. For postdoctoral awards, a Ph.D. is required before 31 September 2012. To apply, send (1) curriculum vitae; (2) copies of recent publications (maximum of three); (3) proposed research for the two-year interval (5 double-spaced pages max); and (4) two letters of reference. Application materials should be received by 31 March 2012, and addressed to:
Invertebrate Paleontology Research Fellowship Selection Committee Department of Paleobiology, MRC-121. Smithsonian Institution PO Box 37012. National Museum of Natural History
Washington D.C. 20013-7012, U.S.A.