The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Institute of Human Origins, and the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University welcome applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions.

The first is working with Dr. Ben Trumble. The area of specialization will be focused on endocrine and immune physiology related to aging, and/or biomarkers related to cardiovascular disease or Alzheimer’s Dementia. The scholar will have opportunities to work on projects relevant to biomedicine and chronic diseases of aging in association with the Tsimane Health and Life History Project.

The second is with Dr. India Schneider-Crease (, @wildworms). As the successful candidate,
you will lead projects within the broad area of disease ecology, with a particular focus on
disease dynamics in wild geladas (Theropithecus gelada) and/or Kinda baboons (Papio kindae).
These projects may include the viral dynamics of a complex bat-baboon ecosystem during
a massive fruit bat migration in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, as a part of the Kasanka
Baboon Project, or ecological and behavioral drivers of larval tapeworm infections and/or
viral communities in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, as a part of the Simien
Mountains Gelada Research Project. Depending on the project, you will use molecular and/or
immunological wet lab tools along with bioinformatics and/or other quantitative tools. There may
be potential for field work after the first year.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in anthropology, biology, immunology, endocrinology, demography, biostatistics, or a related field by the time of appointment.  
  • Requires wet-lab experience with health-related biomarkers. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, and staff populations and communities

Desired qualifications:

  • Quantitative skills, including multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, database organization and management. 

We highly encourage applications committed to to indigenous health and ethical science, as well as those from historically excluded and underrepresented groups in the academy. 

This is a full-time, fiscal-year, term-limited 1-year position, which may be renewable for a up to five years, contingent on funding. The anticipated start date is July 15, 2023 but may be earlier.

To apply, please submit application materials electronically or Required materials include: 1) a cover letter outlining previous academic work and post-doctoral scholarly aims, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a statement addressing how the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence and 4) contact information for three professional references (candidates will be notified before referees are contacted). General questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Ben Trumble ([email protected]).

Initial deadline for complete applications is July 1, 2023; if not filled, review of complete applications will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

The fiscal year (12-month) salary for this position is $55,000 along with competitive benefits through ASU including health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The postdoctoral scholar should be in residence in the greater-Phoenix metropolitan area for the majority of the appointment unless agreed upon aims and expectations (e.g. fieldwork, conferences) require otherwise. 

Information about the School can be found at The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Center for Evolution and Medicine (, as well as the Institute of Human Origins (, Adaptation, Behavior, Culture and Society Research Group (, and the Center for Global Health, (

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.

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