The Field Museum, Bass postdoctoral fellowship

The Field Museum invites applications for the Bass postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will be expected to complement, and/or participate in any one of the ongoing research programs in the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum. Research projects are being pursued in the areas of Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. Individual curators, research scientists and their research programs are featured on and Priority is given to projects that have an interdisciplinary component.
Applications will be reviewed both for merit and suitability with the research and collections strengths of the Museum. The scientific motivation of a project should be also given in a broad context understandable to a scientific non-specialist.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact relevant sponsors prior to application (list of sponsors at

A Ph.D. in a field of the proposed research discipline is required.  The term for this position is one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The appointment is anticipated to begin in March or April 2016.

Please email a statement of research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including publications list, PDFs of three of your peer-reviewed publications and names of three referees (with e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to the office of the Field Museum’s Scholarship Committee: e-mail:  Applications must be received by January 30, 2016; only electronic applications are accepted. We encourage women and minorities to apply.