Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian Cranial Development, Department of Biology -

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 11, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian Cranial Development, Department of Biology - Non-Tenure Track Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian Cranial Development, Department of Biology - Non-Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code BIOLOGY (02112A) Department Name BIOLOGY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertise in the areas of cranial development and/or evolution to contribute to an NSF -funded research project. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for additional years based on performance and availability of funding.

This position will support research in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Sanger. We will be investigating the regulation of skull development in an integrative model system, Anolis lizards. The project will integrate experimental, comparative, and quantitative approaches to understand the way cranial diversity is generated among vertebrates. The postdoctoral associate will also have the option of teaching 1-2 courses in the Department of Biology each year. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who are interested in gaining teaching experience while conducting cutting-edge research.

The postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Sanger to investigate the developmental bases of cranial morphology in reptiles. S/he will be involved in several different aspects of the project, including collecting and analyzing data, writing manuscripts, giving presentations, and mentoring students. Experimental techniques will include embryonic dissection, in situ hybridization, CT scanning, three-dimensional morphometrics, and immunohistochemistry.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionary biology or a related field. A background in working with reptiles is desirable but not required.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionary biology or a related field. A background in working with reptiles is desirable but not required.

Open Date 05/11/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter describing their research interests and availability, current Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for two references to www.careers.luc.edu. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed

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Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 05/11/2020 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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