Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION in Evolutionary Morphology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Dumont Lab at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass Amherst) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work collaboratively on projects that focus on the form, function and evolution of the skulls and jaw of vertebrates. This is a fully benefited, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Initial appointment for one year; reappointment beyond first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job performance. Salary is subject to bargaining unit contract. The postdoctoral associate’s primary responsibilities will be to contribute to a Collaborative NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant that focuses the evolution of sensory systems in bats (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1442278&HistoricalAwards...), by collecting and analyzing data and contributing to co-authored manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Independent projects related the lab’s mission and participation in mentored undergraduate teaching experiences are encouraged. For more information on the Dumont Lab visit

http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/dumont and www.biomesh.org.

Minimum requirements include a completed PhD in a related field (e.g., evolutionary biology, zoology, paleontology). Ability to make regular day trips to Cambridge, MA to use ct-scanning facilities.

Preferred requirements include training in some combination of comparative anatomy, comparative methods, geometric morphometrics staining specimens for ct-scanning, 3D visualization of ct-scans, manipulation of 3D images, and mentoring or teaching experience.
Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on experience.
Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, summary of research interests, summary of mentoring/teaching experiences, and the contact details of three references to:

URL http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54381

For information email: bdumont@bio.umass.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 17th. Applications received by November 17th will be given priority consideration.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.