Submitted: 16 April 2021
Department: Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Institution: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 15 May 2021
Application email: [email protected]

The Sylvester Lab in the Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applicants for a two-year, NIJ-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the direction of PI Adam D. Sylvester, Associate Professor of Functional Anatomy & Evolution to establish predictive models that link bone micro- and macrostructure with living body mass. The NIJ-funded project is an ongoing collaboration between JHU Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution, JHU Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Texas State University Department of Anthropology.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project for the Sylvester Lab. This will include coordinating and carrying out the collection of a large computed tomography data set of modern human skeletons as well as collaborating with the JHU Department of Biomedical Engineering for image processing, data analysis, development of predictive models, software testing, and disseminating results. The candidate must have a PhD in biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, or related field (e.g., anatomy, biology). Preferred candidates will have experience and/or interest in one or more of the following: image analysis (e.g., ImageJ, Avizo/Amira), bone biology, conventional and high-resolution computed tomography, trabecular bone analysis, statistical shape analysis, and programming experience (e.g., R/Matlab).

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Adam D. Sylvester at [email protected]. Questions regarding the position should also be directed to Dr. Sylvester. Applications submitted on or before May 15th, 2021 will receive full consideration. A start date in August 2021 is preferred, but negotiable based on degree completion.

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