Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Biomechanics and Functional Morphology

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7222855 (Ref:BSU41800)

Posted: February 29, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

Ball State University welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Biomechanics and Functional Morphology.

Job Function:

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 by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience:

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

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)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Laboratory research – Design and conduct biomechanical and morphological experiments and care for animals in accordance with BSU IACUC-approved protocols
  • Data analysis/interpretation/dissemination – Process and analyze experimental data, write manuscripts, and prepare conference presentations related to the project

  • Mentor/train undergraduate and graduate students working in Dr. Foster’s lab
  • Contribute to the lab environment and organization and participate in lab activities suchas outreach initiatives at local schools and public venues
  • 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


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Job posting number:#7222855 (Ref:BSU41800)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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