Postdoc: Evolution & Economics of Gender, UNSW Australia

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project titled “On the origins and persistence of gender: combining evolutionary and economic approaches to study sex differences and cultural variations“.

The project is a collaboration between Scientia Professor Rob Brooks (Evolution, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences UNSW), Associate Professor Pauline Grosjean (Economics, UNSW Business School) and Professor Paul Seabright (Institute of Advanced Studies, Toulouse). Both Brooks and Grosjean are members of UNSW’s Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC).

This research involves two large field projects; one in the Solomon Islands and another in Australia.

You will be based in Australia and expected to travel to the Solomon Islands for the field project. You will be expected to organise, support and participate in the research concerning sex differences in behavior and gendered behavior at the interface of economics, evolutionary biology and psychology.

*   Fixed Term (3 years)
*   Full Time
*   Expected commencement in June 2016 (earlier start negotiable)

To be successful in this role you will have:

*   PhD in an appropriate field, which may include evolution, economics, anthropology, behavioural ecology and psychology.
*   Demonstrated research experience with accessible and relevant research across disciplinary boundaries especially the intersections of economics, evolutionary biology, psychology and anthropology.
*   Demonstrated quantitative skills.
*   Experience coordinating teams of employees, students or volunteers.
*   Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience running and coordinating surveys or field experiments in developing countries, including the supervision of local research assistants.

To apply submit your CV along with a cover letter which:

*   Systematically addresses the selection criteria
*   Highlights how your own work fits the project’s multi-disciplinary approach
*   Outlines previous experience running field projects (or how your previous experience in other settings might translate into the field).
*   The names and contact details of three referees who may be approached.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Application close: 7 January 2016

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