Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Invertebrate Paleontology

The Florida Museum of Natural History seeks applicants for Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Post-Doctoral Fellowship in invertebrate paleontology. Candidates who (1) integrate invertebrate paleontology or micropaleontology with related geological and biological sciences (e.g., stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleoclimatology, evolutionary biology, and geobiology), (2) use museum collections in their research, and (3) have research interests centered on time intervals and taxonomic groups that are regionally relevant (Cenozoic marine invertebrates and microfossils) are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Post-Doctoral Fellowship is associated with the Invertebrate Paleontology program at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The position is for a postdoctoral associate and is awarded for two years, contingent on satisfactory progress. The fellowship provides a stipend ($40,000/yr), discretionary research funds ($5,000/yr), and health care benefits.

Interested candidates should submit a statement of research interest (2-3 pages), a curriculum vita, a list of publications, and the names of three referees from whom recommendation letters can be requested. The deadline for all application materials is March 1, 2012, and decisions will be announced by April 15, 2012. The position is scheduled to start on August 15, 2012.

Application materials can be sent by email to: Michal Kowalewski, Thompson Chair of Invertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Please contact M. Kowalewski directly with questions about the application process or the fellowship.

University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minority scientists are strongly encouraged.