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Post-Doc Vert Paleo Position at ANSP


ISSUE DATE: March 1, 2006
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

A two-year post-doctoral fellowship in vertebrate paleontology is available at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The
Academy's Department of Vertebrate Zoology will provide the facilities and colleagues to support the successful candidate. Taxonomic focus is on Late Devonian sarcopterygian fishes from the Catskill Formation in Pennsylvania and Fram Formation in Nunavut Territory, Canada. The postdoc will work on high-quality sarcopterygian material in collaboration with senior scientific staff at the Academy (Dr. Ted Daeschler) and at the University of Chicago (Dr. Neil Shubin). Applicants are encouraged to correspond in advance with the scientists.

Requirements: Ph.D. in paleontology or related discipline; strong background in vertebrate morphology and phylogenetic systematics; proven writing skills; experience with sarcopterygian fishes preferred.

Salary: US$37K annually plus fringe benefits. There will also be an allowance for research expenses and research travel.

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2006. (Ideal start date October 1, 2006 - negotiable)

To apply: Submit a brief statement of research interest and experience, CV, and names and email addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Ted Daeschler
 Vertebrate Zoology
 Academy of Natural Sciences
 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway
 Philadelphia, PA 19103
 Tel: 215-299-1133
 FAX: 215-299-1028

Post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to contribute to the intellectual life of the Academy, participating in seminars and discussion groups, lending expertise to ongoing research projects in various areas, and working with collections staff.

The Academy of Natural Sciences, founded in 1812, is the oldest continuously operating natural history museum in North America. The Academy of Natural Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-Patti Kane-Vanni pkv1@erols.com or paleopatti@hotmail.com