Position Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Biomechanics and Functional Morphology
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Conduct biomechanical experiments and collect detailed morphological data of arboreal lizards as they grow from hatchling to adult-size
Ph.D. in biology, biomechanics, functional morphology, engineering, or a related field.
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.
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Department Biology:700060 Department Information Department Email or Phone Number 765-285-8820
Duties & ResponsibilitiesRanking 1
Laboratory research – Design and conduct biomechanical and morphological experiments and care for animals in accordance with BSU IACUC-approved protocolsRanking 2
Data analysis/interpretation/dissemination – Process and analyze experimental data, write manuscripts, and prepare conference presentations related to the projectRanking 3
Mentor/train undergraduate and graduate students working in Dr. Foster's labRanking 4
Contribute to the lab environment and organization and participate in lab activities suchas outreach initiatives at local schools and public venuesRanking 5
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 InformationPosting 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.Supplemental Questions
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