The Department of Anthropology is searching for a full-time postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Anthropological Genetics Lab directed by Associate Professor Dan Eisenberg. Applicants will have broad interests in the evolutionary anthropology of living humans. Job duties will be adapted based on the interests and career goals of the postdoctoral fellow. While this is a research, not a teaching position, there may be teaching opportunities available if desired by the fellow. The fellow is likely to work on projects investigating telomere biology using data and samples from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey, The Tsimane Health and Life History Project, and other samples.
Note: The University of Washington restricts Research Associate appointments to a total of five years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions.
The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiation-updates.
By the start date, all elements of the PhD should be completed and the degree conferred in biological anthropology, or similar field, with an emphasis on molecular genetics preferred.
Additional required qualifications:
Research interests that are appropriate to the Anthropological Genetics Lab.
Experience with molecular genetics laboratory techniques including DNA extraction, PCR and ideally qPCR.
Strong organizational skills both inside and outside of the lab are essential.
Demonstrated ability to publish in English-language peer-reviewed journals.
1-2 page research experience and future goals statement
PDF copies of two publications or research papers in preparation.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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