Phipps is seeking applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Human Ecologist to join the growing Research Institute at Phipps, which is focused on interdisciplinary research in the fields of ecology, human health and wellness, environmental education, science communication and outreach, and social justice.

Phipps Research Institute focuses on an integrative and multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of the connections between people and their environment on human and ecological health and wellness. Phipps seeks a postdoctoral scholar to take a theoretical and empirical approach to human population oriented questions, focusing on the intersection of human systems with pressing ecological issues such as air and water quality, natural resource preservation, etc. The researcher will be responsible for conducting original research and assisting in presentations of the innovative studies being conducted.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in human ecology, ecology, computational or systems biology, evolution, public health, health policy or closely-related disciplines. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. Proficiency with computer software and data management is required (use of R, Python, Matlab, STATA, etc., preferred), teaching experience in formal and informal education is preferred. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, résumé and salary history via email to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.