Biodiversity (Herpetology) Postdoctoral Scholar in Philadelphia

The Center for Biodiversity at Temple University (Philadelphia) is interested in hiring a Biodiversity Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct research in the laboratory of Professor Blair Hedges ( The specific area of focus is herpetology, involving systematic studies of large numbers of species, and, most likely, field work. The successful applicant will generate DNA sequences and work with both molecular phylogenies and preserved specimens, and will pursue academic questions in evolutionary biology, systematics, taxonomy, biogeography, and conservation.

The Center for Biodiversity is located in the new Science, Education, and Research Center (SERC building) on Temple's main campus ( Members and affiliates of the Center for Biodiversity include Erik Cordes, Amy Freestone, Blair Hedges, Matthew Helmus, Tonia Hsieh, Sudhir Kumar, Julie Marin, Robert Sanders, Brent Sewall, and Rachel Spigler. The Philadelphia region is already a growing center for herpetology in the U.S., with faculty research laboratories at multiple institutions.

Interested persons should send an e-mail to stating their interest in this position and briefly discussing past research experience and skills. Please attach a curriculum vitae that contains contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on June 10th and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Temple University is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia and is the sixth largest provider of graduate school education in the USA. Situated in close proximity to New York City and Washington DC, Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and home to many academic and research institutions as well as numerous cultural attractions.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA, EOE, m/f/d/v).‚Äč