Post-Doctoral Scientist
Washington, DC 
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Job Description

Job Description Summary:

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the intellectual and creative backbone of the university, a place where the arts, the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences come together to form a nexus of ideas and opportunity. As a leader among the nation's liberal arts institutions because of an innovative curriculum that emphasizes perspectives, analyses, and communication, undergraduate students are equipped with the competencies needed to be effective and responsible citizens of the 21st Century. The George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) is inviting application for a post-doctoral scientist position. The position will work closely with CASHP faculty member W. Andrew Barr, focusing on projects that bridge paleoanthropology and paleoecology.

In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position will also help the Principal Investigator lead and direct the work of research staff, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree and who have demonstrated their ability to conduct and publish their research.
  • Knowledge of R and/or Python, and a desire to apply coding tools to a range of questions in paleoecology and paleoanthropology is preferred.
Typical Hiring Range $53007 - $68275

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40 hrs
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 5:00
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, contact information for two references, and a two-year research plan (maximum 2 pages) emphasizing research projects which makes use of fieldwork and lab infrastructure of the Principal Investigator as well as CASHP more broadly.
This position is a one year term position starting August 1st 2020 and could be renewed further, pending satisfactory performance review and availability of funds.

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R000969
Job Open Date: 01/16/2020
Job Close Date: 02/10/2020
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40 hrs
Required Education
Required Experience
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