Postdoctoral Fellow with John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellows Program

Massachusetts, United States
23 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellows Program

Position Description

The Shamble Lab at Harvard University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. The lab works on questions at the intersection of sensory neurophysiology, biomechanics, and animal behavior. Rooted in evolutionary and comparative biology, our work is highly interdisciplinary and candidates from across the sciences and engineering fields are encouraged to apply. Research in the lab focuses on jumping spiders (family: Salticidae)—animals with remarkable vision, and which are capable of complex decision-making, cognitive, and locomotor tasks. The current opening is for a motivated postdoc to contribute to, and help shape, ongoing projects in the lab—including studies of locomotion, neurophysiology (especially vision), animal behavior, and mimicry.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD related to evolutionary/organismal biology, neuroscience, biomechanics, physics, engineering, computer vision, or a relevant field by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Previous experience working with animals is preferred but not required.

Special Instructions

To apply, please send the following to paul_shamble@fas.harvard.edu

  1. CV
  2. Names and contact information for 3 references
  3. 1-2 page statement describing previous research experience and interest in the position

Contact Information

Dr. Paul Shamble

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.

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