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Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Human History Through Ancient DNA in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Human History Through Ancient DNA

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Human Evolutionary Biology

Position Description

We are seeking applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology and/or the Department of Genetics. The position is initially for one year but with reappointment for additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance and review. The start-date is flexible.

We are searching for highly motivated researchers to join our group to study the population history of Holocene human populations worldwide. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in population history and in exploring questions about how humans moved, interacted, and adapted.

This candidate will be able to identify open research questions (often inspired by archaeological, anthropological, or historical research) that are possible to explore with genome-wide ancient DNA data, and will have access to some of the world’s best new genetic data as well as large public datasets to explore these questions.

Description of past and present projects in our lab can be found here ( .

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Human Evolutionary Biology or related field.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Applications should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Names and contact information of three references

    Contact Information

Professor David Reich

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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