Join the DeLeon Lab in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida for an exciting NSF-funded research project on the role of dentition in growth and development of the facial skeleton. Our collaborative team combines CT and histological imaging to study mechanisms of craniodental growth across a broad range of primates and other mammals. This postdoctoral position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of cranial and dental development.
As a postdoctoral associate in our research team, you will gain valuable experiences in the following areas:
- CT acquisition and diceCT imaging techniques
- 3D virtual reconstruction
- Histology and immunohistochemistry methodologies
- Morphometric and statistical analyses
- Opportunities for publication
- Science communication
Our collaborative research group includes Dr. Valerie DeLeon at the University of Florida, Dr. Tim Smith at Slippery Rock University, and Dr. Kristen Prufrock at Washington University in St. Louis. The DeLeon Lab is centrally located on the University of Florida campus, providing access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources. In this position, you will benefit from a supportive community of faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers, and opportunities to learn additional methodologies at collaborator laboratories. Extensive resources for professional development at UF will help you prepare for the next steps in your career. Enjoy opportunities to interact with renowned researchers and access the extensive collections at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Gainesville, Florida offers a vibrant community surrounded by beautiful natural resources, creating a stimulating and inspiring work environment.
Must have PhD in Anthropology, Biology, or related subject. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance and conduct and availability of funds, may be renewed for up to one additional year.
We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, mentoring, and professional service. Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.