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Staff Scientist Research position in Animal Behavior

 Republic of Panama, Panama

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The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has openings for 5 Staff Scientists to pursue independent, internationally recognized research programs in the tropics. Previous tropical experience is not required. We are especially interested in hiring scientists in animal behavior, terrestrial microbial ecology, forest biology and marine science. In addition to positions in these four fields, we will consider candidates for a fifth position in any area of research in the natural sciences in the tropics. Positions are for full-time research and include internal research funds.
The position consists of full-time research. Internal funds are provided for laboratory setup, core ongoing research and travel. Staff scientists may supplement their basic yearly research budget by competing for additional intramural and external research funds. Staff scientists are evaluated on their research accomplishments. There is no official tenure, but rather a system of periodic reviews that allows for long-term research projects. For more information click here.

Money

Annual salary is commensurate with experience, and compensation packages are internationally competitive.

Qualification

A Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field, an outstanding publication record, demonstrated success in obtaining research grants, a history of successful collaborative research, and demonstrated skill in communicating science to the public.

To Apply

Please submit the following as PDF files: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and interests in animal behavior and related fields, PDFs of three to five significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references to strisearch@si.edu. Address inquiries to Dr. Rachel Page, Chair, Animal Behavior Search Committee, at PageR@si.edu

Positions are open until filled; review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and interviews will commence shortly thereafter.

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