Thursday, September 15, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Scientist wanted at the Field Museum- Vertebrate Paleontology

The Field Museum (Chicago, IL) seeks two postdoctoral scholars working in vertebrate paleontology, with a focus on archosaur paleobiology and evolution. Successful candidates will have a PhD in earth or life sciences or in a related discipline, and are expected to have a track record of publication and grant writing. Demonstrated experience working with three-dimensional data generated through scanning of fossils is desirable. The postdoctoral scientists will work directly with Dr. Peter Makovicky to conduct research on dinosaur evolution and paleobiology, and will also collaborate with Dr. Makovicky and staff in the Exhibit department on the creation of exhibits related to dinosaurs. For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Makovicky.

Each postdoctoral scientist will be employed by the Museum on a 12-month term, with benefits. The term for each position is up to two years with a review of performance after the first year. Review of applications will begin immediately and will conclude when both position are filled. To apply please send a statement of research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including publications list, and names of three referees (with e-mail addresses) to: Peter Makovicky, Earth Sciences Section, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lakeshore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA; e-mail:; phone: (312) 665-7633.

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