Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Biomechanics and Functional Morphology

Ball State University
March 14, 2026
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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Biomechanics and Functional Morphology

About this Opportunity Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

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Conduct biomechanical experiments and collect detailed morphological data of arboreal lizards as they grow from hatchling to adult-size

Minimum Education

Ph.D. in biology, biomechanics, functional morphology, engineering, or a related field.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of research experience in a university setting.

Minimum Other Authorization to work in the US Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Preferred Education Preferred Experience

Strong experimental skills related to the fields of functional morphology and/orbiomechanics Excellent scientific communication skills demonstrated through a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations Strong collaborative skills for working well in a team environment Self-motivated with a desire to develop/improve effective mentorship skills Proficiency in computer programming/statistical software (e.g. R, Matlab, Python)

Preferred Other Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a CDL background history check. Position Title(s) Supervised

Undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Certifications EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking 1

Job Duty

Laboratory research – Design and conduct biomechanical and morphological experiments and care for animals in accordance with BSU IACUC-approved protocols

Ranking 2

Job Duty

Data analysis/interpretation/dissemination – Process and analyze experimental data, write manuscripts, and prepare conference presentations related to the project

Ranking 3

Job Duty

Mentor/train undergraduate and graduate students working in Dr. Foster's lab

Ranking 4

Job Duty

Contribute to the lab environment and organization and participate in lab activities suchas outreach initiatives at local schools and public venues

Ranking 5

Job Duty

Identify and apply to relevant grant opportunities, seek out training workshops and educational seminars related to the project and grant writing, develop pedagogical skills through guest lecture opportunities, and meet weekly with Drs. Foster and Selvitella

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 202301218P

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 03/20/2023 Position End Date (if temporary) 03/14/2026 Open Date 02/06/2023 Applications Accepted Through Date 03/08/2023 Open Until Filled Yes Information regarding transcripts The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Special Instructions Summary

An inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

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  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
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