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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Deborah M Gordon

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Gordon, Deborah M
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with option for renewal
Appointment Start Date: 
Jan 1 2024
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Send the required application materials to Deborah Gordon (
Inquiries about the position should be sent to Deborah Gordon (

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY24 minimum is $71,650.

Stanford University, Department of Biology

A postdoctoral position is available in Deborah Gordon's lab in the Department of Biology, Stanford University  ( to pursue research on the ecology, evolution and mechanisms of collective behavior in ants.
Application Instructions: The position is available beginning in January 2024 for one year (with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance). Review of applications will begin December 1 and the position will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The position requires a motivated and self-directed scientist that is independent, conscientious, with a strong background in reproducible research and team science, and has excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Applicants should have a PhD based on the empirical study of collective behavior as well as strong quantitative skills, and a track record of productivity in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience with field work as well as lab work is preferred.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests
  • The names and contact information of three references


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.