Postdoc in Social evolution theory (USA) ~

4 de diciembre de 2013

Postdoc in Social evolution theory (USA)

Postdoctoral fellowships are available to work with PI Erol Akcay on
ecological and evolutionary theory, especially the theory of social

The Akcay lab ( is based in the
Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
PA. We study a range of questions at the interface of ecology,
evolution, and social dynamics, including: the evolution of social
behaviors and social systems of animals and humans, evolutionary ecology
of species interactions such as mutualisms, the interplay between
physiology and social behavior, dynamics of coupled natural and human
systems, and others. More information about the lab┬ research and links
to recent publications can be found at: The Biology Department and the
University of Pennsylvania provide a vibrant intellectual environment
for research in theoretical biology and social evolution, and ample
opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

We are seeking enthusiastic and talented individuals to conduct original
research on topics related to the lab┬ interests. The specific area is
flexible, and will be determined in agreement between the postdoctoral
fellow and the PI. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in
ecological, evolutionary, and/or economic theory (and a Ph.D. in a
related field), and will have demonstrated ability to conduct original
research. Start date is flexible but can be as early as January 2014.
Funding is available for multiple years, contingent on satisfactory

To apply, send a CV, statement of research interests (1 page), a
representative paper or manuscript, and contact information for 3
references to Erol Akcay at Applications will be
considered as they arrive; informal inquiries are welcome.

Erol Akcay
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
131 Lynch Labs

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