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POSITION PURPOSE: Support data collection and analysis, project organization and management, and communication of project results for the project "Collaborative Research: The role of multifunctionality in the evolution of cranial morphological diversity in bats"
POSITION COMPLEXITIES AND IMPACT: This position requires expertise in biomechanics, imaging tools, handling large morphological datasets, and conducting comparative analyses. The RSE4 will interact and help coordinate research activities with other members of the collaborative grant team at 2 other institutions, and students at UW.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Collect morphological data from specimens through µCT scanning, develop geometric morphometric, biomechanical modeling and phylogenetic analyses, interpret data, and write manuscripts. Help mentor undergraduate students and develop educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: PhD
MINIMUM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3-5
QUALIFICATIONS: Work effectively in a collaborative team environment, team leadership, management of large datasets, knowledge of mammal cranial anatomy, experience in comparative anatomical work, effective student mentoring. Technical skills: CT Scanning, geometric morphometrics analyses, biomechanical modeling, R coding, phylogenetic comparative analyses
DESIRED: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS (optional): Experience investigating bat diversity, anatomy, and evolution
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