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Job type
Post Doctoral Scholar, one year (beginning July 1, 2007) with the possibility of a second year, pending funding

Job area
University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)

Job notes
Post Doctoral Scholar official duties and qualifications:

Duties: The successful applicant will be charged with working among faculty and staff of the UC Museum of Paleontology and the Human Evolution Research Center (HERC) to integrate the digital resources of these two institutions and to extend the UCMP's public outreach activities in the area of primate, and particularly hominid, paleobiology and evolution.

Qualifications: The Department of Integrative Biology and the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California Berkeley include a wide and varied assortment of evolutionary biologists with laboratory and field research ranging from developmental genetics to paleontology. Working in this context and based in the UCMP, the ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in hand, with a specialty in primate/human evolution and paleobiology and with his/her own ongoing research project(s). He or she should be experienced in web design and possess public outreach skills (experience with museum exhibit design is recommended but not essential). Excellent writing skills are essential. This position is ideally suited for someone with a strong background in primate paleobiology, good interpersonal skills and solid ongoing professional research interests that would be served by residency at Berkeley. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, dedicated to education and research, and interested in building collaborations among faculty, staff, and students at all levels.

Salary range: $36,732 to $40,212 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply for the postdoctoral position: Please e-mail UCMP Assistant Director Judy Scotchmoor ( with: A two to four page statement of interest describing your personal and professional background, experience, interests and goals, your CV, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, and the names and addresses of three references. The application deadline is May 15, 2007.

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.