Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Evolutionary Morphology
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Eligibility/Qualification: PhD in biology, ecology, or related field, proficiency with R
The Hedrick Lab is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to explore the evolution of extreme morphologies using skeletal and soft tissue data. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and collections at Cornell University and the opportunity to gain teaching experience in comparative anatomy.
|Minimum Requirements||Preferred Qualifications|
|PhD in biology, ecology, or related field||Experience working with CT data (e.g., avizo, mimics, 3Dslicer)|
|Proficiency with R||Experience with evolutionary modeling and evolutionary rates analysis|
Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for using skeletal and soft tissue data to explore the evolution of extreme morphologies, with a particular focus on the appendicular skeleton in hummingbirds and fossorial mammals. Projects may involve examining evolutionary rate shifts, integration and modularity, and 3D geometric morphometrics. The candidate will have access to the Cornell Museum of the Vertebrates’ collections, workstations running Avizo, multiple on-campus CT scanners, a full dissection lab, 3D printers, and surface scanners. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience in comparative anatomy and mentor undergraduates if desired.
-Experience working with CT data (e.g., avizo, mimics, 3Dslicer)
-Experience with evolutionary modeling and evolutionary rates analysis
How to Apply: Interested candidates meeting the minimum requirements should contact Dr. Brandon P. Hedrick (email@example.com) with a copy of their full CV and a written statement in the body of the email outlining their interest and experience.
Last Date for Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The targeted start date for the position is August 1, 2023.
Salary: Starting at $56404 + Benefits