Five Staff Scientist Positions

Panama (PA)
Oct 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Organization Type

Staff Scientist Positions in

Animal Behavior

Terrestrial Microbial Ecology 

Forest Biology

Marine Science

 Tropical Science – open field

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has openings for 5 Staff Scientists to pursue independent, internationally recognized research programs in the tropics.  Previous tropical experience is not required. We are especially interested in hiring scientists in animal behavior, terrestrial microbial ecology, forest biology and marine science. We will consider exceptional candidates in any of our research areas.  Positions are for full-time research and include internal research funds. STRI is headquartered in  Panama with modern research facilities and field stations throughout the country, and hosts a vibrant and collaborative scientific community of 30 staff scientists and over 1500 scientific visitors per year.  Early- to mid-career candidates are especially encouraged; applicants at all postdoctoral stages will be considered. Annual salary is commensurate with experience, and compensation packages are internationally competitive.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field. Interested candidates should submit the following as PDF files: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and interests, 3-5 publications, and contact information for three references to Please address inquiries in the four focal fields to respective search committee chairs: animal behavior, Dr. Rachel Page, at; microbial ecology, Dr. Kristin Saltonstall at; forest biology, Dr. Helene Muller-Landau at; and marine science, Dr. Mark Torchin at For other research fields please address inquiries to Dr. William Wcislo at Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2017.  More information, including answers to frequently asked questions, will be posted at