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Field Museum, Integrative Research Center, Earth Sciences: The John Caldwell Meeker Postdoctoral Fellowship

(posted 2018-09-28)

Applications are invited for the position of the John Caldwell Meeker Postdoctoral Fellow in the Earth Sciences Section of the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum. The successful candidate will be expected to complement, and/or participate in any one of the ongoing curatorial research programs in the Section. Research projects are being pursued in the areas of Vertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Paleontology, and Meteoritics. Individual curators and their research programs are featured on the Field Museum website:

Applications will be reviewed both for merit and suitability within the research and collections strengths of the Section. Applicants should contact curators they are interested in collaborating with well before applying.

A Ph.D. in a field of research represented in the Earth Sciences Section is required. The maximum term for this position is two years. The appointment is anticipated to begin mid-year in 2019 or soon thereafter.

To apply, please send a statement of research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including publications list, and names of three referees (with e-mail addresses) to: Scott Lidgard, Head of Earth Sciences Section, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA; or via e-mail:; phone: (312) 665-7625. Applications must be received by December 15, 2018. The Field Museum is an equal opportunity employer.