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Post Doctoral Fellow

Clemson University

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research group to work on a NIJ funded grant to oversee a nationally representative forensic taphonomy database. Applicants with a desire to drive research projects combining forensic science, taphonomy, and geospatial and environmental models with large data sets are encouraged to apply. The research project is currently in the second phase of completion.
The postdoctoral fellow will oversee day-to-day database management and contribute to disseminating the research findings in manuscripts and conference presentations. The ideal candidate has experience in a related research area with enthusiasm for learning and using complementary methods to conduct research. Importantly, the individual should have excellent written communication skills and the ability to conduct research projects independently. The PI and the university are committed to providing mentorship that facilitates diverse career options going forward.
Duties and Responsibilities:

contribute to dissemination of research findings related to the projects mission
maintain partnerships with forensic practitioners to facilitate wide-scale data collection
collaborate with team members
provide mentorship, oversight, and instruction to the project and related staff (undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty)
effectively communicate research results to the lab, university, and scientific field.


PhD in a relevant field of study
peer-reviewed publications or evidence of publication potential
enthusiasm and drive to advance specified research areas


Broad knowledge and experience in database management or ArcGIS
Solid understanding of forensic taphonomy
Ability to multitask and shift project priorities as necessary
Ability to work within a team and independently
Ability to learn new methods related to the research project
Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively meet project commitments and deliverables
Strong project management skills

Please submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and relevant skills, a CV, and contact information for three references. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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