Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University is seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate.The position will be based in the Paleobiology research lab. The incumbent will develop new research projects focusing on macroevolution and/or macroecology using the fossil record in concert with the Principal Investigator; present the results of research findings at scientific conferences and in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals; and provide support to students in the lab and collaborate with them when appropriate. This position is funded for 18 months, with possibility for extension contingent upon securing further funding.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.