Job Opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tropical Animal Behavior


Opportunity: NOMIS-STRI Fellowship Program for Animal Behavior in the Tropics 

Duration: Three-year fellowship

Benefits: Stipend of $62,000 USD per year and an annual research and travel budget of up to $13,000

Description: Successful candidates will explore fundamental questions addressing social behavior and its proximate and ultimate causes. Areas of specialty may include, but are not limited to, the evolution and maintenance of social behavior, sensory biology and neuroethology, cognitive ecology, socioecology, neurogenetics, and the genetic or physiological bases of social behavior. Candidates working on any animal taxa, marine or terrestrial, will be considered. Fellows will be resident in Panama and will have the opportunity to conduct comparative research throughout the tropics.

About the NOMIS Foundation
The NOMIS Foundation supports and enables insight-driven science across all disciplines, focusing on researchers who put forth bold new ideas, exhibit a pioneering spirit, and seek to inspire the world around them. NOMIS’ vision is to “create a spark” in the world of science by enabling and supporting pioneering research in the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities that benefits humankind and our planet. In 2024, NOMIS partnered with STRI to establish the NOMIS–STRI Fellowship Program for Animal Behavior Research in the Tropics.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field; propose an independent research project emphasizing field research on animal social behavior; identify at least three advisors

Application: Submit your proposal online via the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System by July 15, 2024

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