miércoles, julio 10, 2013

Postdoctoral position in paleontology, Penn State University

Postdoctoral position in paleontology, Penn State University

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a collaborative research project (A. Krug and M. Patzkowsky) investigating the Late Ordovician mass extinction and recovery using phylogenetic methods that quantify evolutionary history. The NASA funded research involves the development of brachiopod phylogenies for use in analyzing changes in evolutionary patterns, fluctuations in phylogenetic diversity, and changes in community composition across the Ordovician-Silurian boundary. Experience with quantitative methods in paleobiology is required. Knowledge of phylogenetic methods and analyses is preferable. The position is located within the Department of Geosciences at Penn State University. Starting date negotiable but prefer September 2013, potentially extending for 3 years. Requires either PhD in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree. Please send an application letter, CV, and email addresses of two references via email to Dr. Andrew Z. Krug at Penn State University.