Postdoctoral Position: Natural Selection on Growth and Locomotor Development in Eastern Cottontail Rabbits
The postdoctoral fellow will work on an NSF funded project (Jesse W. Young, PI;www.younglaboratory.org) to investigate associations among musculoskeletal anatomy, locomotor performance and survivorship in eastern cottontail rabbits, with the ultimate goal of explicitly testing broad-scale hypotheses about the adaptive nature of mammalian growth and development. Primary responsibilities will include trapping and radio-tagging rabbits, collecting in vivo and in vitro mechanical and morphometric data, and collaborating on data analysis and publication. Preference will be given to candidates with previous training and experience in mammalian anatomy, locomotor biomechanics and field research. The position also includes opportunities for the development of independent research projects.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The salary is $37,740 per year (12 months) plus benefits, with the possibility of a raise after the first year.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged submit materials as soon as possible.
Please send a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Jesse W. Young (firstname.lastname@example.org).