Thursday, August 31, 2017

Collections and Museum Jobs

Recent Job Postings for Collections and Museums:

Associate Vice President, Collections
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Paleontology Collections Manager
Museum of the Rockies, Montana

Exhibit Content Developer
Museum of Science, Boston

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, USC

Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, University of Southern California

Department: Human Evolutionary Biology
Institution: University of Southern California
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 30 November 2017
Application email:

The Human & Evolutionary Biology (HEB) section of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of human origins. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018.
We seek an outstanding scholar in the area of hominin or hominoid evolutionary biology, with a research focus in functional morphology, evolutionary biomechanics, or the intersection of hominid evolutionary biology and behavioral primatology. An ideal candidate’s approach would involve experimental or field research, or ideally a combination of the two. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and will become an integral member of the interdisciplinary program in Human and Evolutionary Biology. Further information about the HEB program and its faculty can be found at .
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and have a strong record of publishing and grant funding. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, along with the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Consideration of complete applications will begin November 1, 2017. For more information, contact Craig Stanford (, search committee chair.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Anatomy/Physiology, Cal State U.

Job Opening:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Anatomy/Physiology, Department of Biological Sciences 
Cal State University, Los Angeles 

Starting Date: Fall, 2018 

Minimum Qualifications: 

An earned doctorate (Ph.D., M.D, D.V.M.) in Anatomy, Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education is required.
  1. Minimum one year of relevant post-doctoral experience;
  2. Evidence of current, innovative research in vertebrate anatomy, physiology, or environmental physiology, with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: comparative anatomy/physiology and/or taxon-specific inquiries in mammalogy, herpetology, or toxicology;
  3. Demonstrated record of research publications;
  4. Demonstrated record of effective teaching in lower and/or upper division undergraduate core courses and graduate courses in vertebrate anatomy, physiology, and/or environmental physiology, and;
  5. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Monday, August 28, 2017

SIGN UP NOW for the GSA GBGM Student Awards

The GSA Annual Meeting is coming up soon, and this year the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology division is excited to announce the third annual GSA GBGM student awards for outstanding student oral and poster presentations.
This is a great opportunity to get to know professionals in your field, and advertise the work you're all doing.

If you are attending GSA in Seattle, are a student, are presenting, and would like to be considered for one of the GSA GBGM student awards, please email one of the GSA GBGM Student Reps, Amanda Godbold and Anna Weiss, as soon as possible (before Sunday, October 15) with the following information:

1) Name
2) Talk or poster
3) Session
4) Date and time
5) Room Number

Amanda and Anna will assemble a team of impartial judges to come see your work, and will announce the winners via email at the end of GSA. Last year's winners will be recognized during the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Award Presentation Event & Business Meeting on Monday, 23 October 2017 (12:00 - 1:15 pm) in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle.

We're looking forward to hearing from everyone! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail either Amanda or Anna.


Amanda Godbold 

​Anna Weiss​ 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Faculty Position at U. Washington

Faculty position open in Biology (including Paleobiology) at the University of Washington. Preference given to applications submitted before October 1. See recruiting webpage below for more details:

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lots of new job opportunities!

Check out the links or our Facebook page for more details!

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Paleobiology, Dept of Geosciences, Baylor University

University of Michigan, Life Science Postdoctoral Fellows

Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomolecular Mass Spec of Museum Collections

Full Time Instructor Position in Geology, Earth Sci & Oceanography at UC Colorado Springs

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Staff Scientist Position

GA Tech: McGuire Spatial Ecology and Paleontology Lab seeks GIS Technician

Tenure track faculty position in the broad field of "Climate Science" at Williams College

Tenure track faculty position in Evolutionary Genomics at Penn State

Researcher in areas of Invertebrates and/or Plants, NHM London 

Tenure track Asst. Professorship in Bioinformatics at University of Puget Sound

Two Tenure Track Professorships in Ecology and Evolution, University of Toronto

Thursday, August 24, 2017

GSA GBGM Member Community Pages

Did you know that the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division has a GSA Member Community page? The GBGM Division page allows any GSA member to post messages, add announcements, and store files, among the many other features. We will also post important division announcements on that page as well as here and via our other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (@GSA_Geobio).

C-DEBI Professional Development Webinar Series

Do you have questions like:
  • How do I put together (or understand) a budget?
  • How do I improve my work-life balance?
  • How can I use social media to help my science career?
If so, then the C-DEBI webinar series is for you!
Tomorrow's Seminar is:
How to Negotiate in Academia
Led by Karen G. Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Microbiology Department, University of Tennessee

TOMORROW, August 24th, 11am PT / 2pm ET @

The webinar will cover:

  • Why negotiation is essential
  • Tips for how to do so successfully
  • What to expect from post-doc and assistant professorship job negotiations

Missed the last seminar on Proposal Writing, Management, and Budget Planning? Watch it on YouTube.

2 Assistant Professorships (Ecology and Evolution)- UToronto

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in ecology and evolution. These appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

They seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research in ecology and evolution, especially those with research programs in disease and/or theory. They seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful applicants must have a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter, with a record of sustained publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals. The appointees will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant's CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations.

Application Deadline – September 13, 2017
More Information Here:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Assistant Professor (Sedimentology) UC Santa Barbara

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy starting July 1, 2018. We are open to all areas of Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, preferring someone with an expertise in carbonates. The ideal candidate will employ a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical techniques and will complement departmental strengths in Sedimentology, Paleobiology, Geochemistry, and Tectonics.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to the Department and the wider university community. A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research objectives and accomplishments, and the contact information for three referees who will provide letters. The application file should be submitted to

Application materials should be submitted by October 30, 2017 in order to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Full details and application portal here: 

Research Asistant/Lab Manager- Dartmouth Microbiology

Dartmouth College, Department of Earth Sciences is seeking a Microbiology Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager. The position is to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, independently conduct and analyze experiments and provide general lab support and maintenance. they are looking for someone with a love of anaerobes, chemostats, and geomicrobioogy and/or microbial geochemistry. An interest in energy metabolism and/or stable isotopes is also a plus! 

To Apply, go to:

Skills & Knowledge Required: 
-Highly organized, detail-oriented, responsible for assigned outcomes. 
-Excellent verbal and written communication abilities. 
-Ability to multi-task, and maintain laboratory in professional manner. 
-Strong computer skills, including experience with word-processing, database, and other relevant programs. 
-Ability to work independently within a multi-disciplinary and multi-user research environment. 
-Ability to travel occasionally for conferences or to work in collaborating labs. Minimum Experience: -Two years of laboratory experience in relevant field. 
-Experience in aerobic and anaerobic microbial culturing, maintenance and associated analytical techniques. 
-Experience in providing instruction in use of laboratory equipment. 
-Experience in sterile operations and storage techniques. 
-Experience with implementation and enforcement of lab safety protocols. 
-Experience with continuous (chemostat) culturing is a plus.

Minimum Education: Masters Degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of laboratory experience in relevant field.

Key Accountabilities:
Lab Managerial
-Oversee and ensure ongoing operations of all equipment, including contact and coordination with service personnel as necessary 
-Maintain records of equipment performance and maintenance, for full range of biology and analytical (geo)chemical laboratory items 
-Independently maintain laboratory supply inventories to respond to user needs 
-Provide training of facility equipment to all users, and serve as resource for any user problems or assistance with experimental protocols

Research Assistance
-Plan and perform continuous culturing experiments in support of research projects in lab based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results. 
-Plan to perform the following tasks: Static and continuous Archaeal and Bacterial culturing, both aerobic and anaerobic, metabolite and biomass sampling and preservation, and metabolite analysis. 
-Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research. 
-Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral individuals. 
-Maintain detailed and organized records of experiments and outcomes in electronic lab notebooks. 
-Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals. 
-Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. 
-Help orient and train new staff or students.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Assistant professor in Paleontology/Sedimentology - Oklahoma State

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University seeks to fill a tenure track position in paleontology/sedimentary geology at the rank of assistant professor. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment.

For this position, we are seeking a geoscientist with research and teaching interest in paleontology as well as sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. Desired areas of specialization
include but are not limited to invertebrate paleontology, biostratigraphy, palynology, ichnology, and paleoecology.

The successful candidate will collaborate as part of a diverse faculty with specialties spanning the geosciences and core strengths in disciplines relating to energy and environment. We are seeking an individual who will develop a vigorous, innovative, externally funded research program, who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and who will supervise MS and PhD students. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy.

The School has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with analytical instruments and computer hardware and software to facilitate teaching and research in the School's areas of specialization. The School has a wealth of equipment for field acquisition of geological and geophysical data. The School also hosts the Devon 3D Visualization Laboratory and operates a field camp facility near Ca?on City, Colorado.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; reprints of three peer-reviewed publications; contact information for three referees; and separate statements of research, teaching, and diversity and that include a brief description of how the applicant's research will interface with that of the School's faculty. The application package should be submitted to: Assistant Professor Search, Boone Pickens School of Geology, 105 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3031.

Screening of candidates will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found at  Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Jack Pashin ( .  Committed to health and safety, Oklahoma State University
maintains a tobacco-free work environment. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.