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. In addition to positions in these four fields, we will consider candidates for a fifth position in any area of research in the natural sciences in the tropics. Positions are for full-time research and include internal research funds.