Postdoctoral position, Tree of Life, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

A postdoctoral position is available at Temple University in Philadelphia for conducting research on the tree of life and its timescale. This is part of the TimeTree project and database ( of S. Blair Hedges (Center for Biodiversity, and Sudhir Kumar (iGEM, Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine, The research involves a diversity of topics in evolutionary biology including speciation, extinction, and diversification. Temple has exceptional research strength in these and related fields of biodiversity, bioinformatics, ecology, and evolutionary genomics. We are seeking a person with training in evolutionary biology and phylogenetics and skilled in bioinformatics. Some programming knowledge, preferably R, is required. An ideal candidate will have experience with the literature and questions in this area, experience with species-rich analyses, and a general knowledge of taxonomy.

The Center for Biodiversity and iGEM are both located within Temple's Science, Education, and Research Center (SERC) on the main campus. They are affiliated with the Department of Biology and College of Science and Technology. Temple University is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia and is home to many academic and research institutions as well as numerous cultural attractions.

Interested persons should send an e-mail to, stating their interest in this position, and attach a curriculum vitae that also contains contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on March 23th and continue until the position is filled. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA, EOE, m/f/d/v).