lunes, marzo 05, 2007

Puesto de paleontólogo en la Universidad de Kansas

En la Universidad de Kansas se ha ofertado un puesto de trabajo para un investigador posdoctoral en paleobiología de artrópodos. Por si algún colega se anima, os adjuntamos la información

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 ( or +1 (785) 864-2751 to discuss the position.

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