[MARMAM] postdoctoral scholar opening

Brian Beatty bbeatty at nyit.edu
Fri Oct 24 08:06:07 PDT 2014

Hi all,
Below is an ad for an NSF-funded postdoc position that Jonathan Geisler and I are mentoring. Please share this with those you think would be interested:

Opening for Postdoctoral Scholar, Morphometrics of the Cetacean Skull

We are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar as part of a NSF funded project on the evolution of the cetacean skull at the New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury Campus, New York). Details of the project can be found at the following link (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1349607). The Postdoctoral Scholar will take a lead role in collecting quantitative data from skulls of living and fossil cetaceans and then using these data to test hypotheses relating cranial modularity to evolutionary changes in brain size, hearing capabilities, and feeding. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in morphometrics, mammalian cranial anatomy, and be able to conduct statistical analyses in a phylogenetic context. The Postdoctoral Scholar will collect data using a variety of tools and methods, including a high-resolution laser scanner, a microscribe 3D digitizer, and photogrammetry. This position is for two years, with a flexible start date tentatively scheduled for August 1, 2015. During this time, the Postdoctoral Scholar will be a part of the Anatomy Department in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to conducting research, the Postdoctoral Scholar is expected to assist in the teaching of human gross anatomy to medical students for a period of no more than 6 months. Experience in teaching human gross anatomy will be viewed positively but is not a requirement. The Postdoctoral Scholar will receive training on how to use a laser scanner, and during the analysis phase of the project, will travel to the UK to work with Senior Personnel Anjali Goswami (University College London). Minimal requirements are a Ph.D. in biology or related science by the start date and a demonstrated record of scholarship in morphometrics through peer-reviewed publications.
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a non-profit independent, private institution of higher education with more than 12,000 students worldwide that are pursuing one of 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has more than 4000 alumni practicing medicine across the nation and around the world. The school has three health clinics, and students engage in clerkships at these facilities or the many affiliated hospitals and other health providers in the New York City area.
To apply, please send your CV, a one page statement describing how your experience and interests match this position, and the names and contact information for three references by email to PI Jonathan Geisler (jgeisler at nyit.edu) by Dec. 1, 2014. If you are attending the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Berlin and would like to discuss this position there, please email Co-PI Brian Beatty (bbeatty at nyit.edu).

Brian Lee Beatty, PhD 
Associate Professor of Anatomy 
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Northern Boulevard 
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000 
Phone: (516) 686-7435 
Fax: (516) 686-3740 
email: bbeatty at nyit.edu   

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