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Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Biomechanics

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Location:  Hawkshead Campus. Nr Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Salary:  £30,869 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Friday 12 July 2013
Interview Date:   Monday 29 July 2013
Reference:   CBS-0066-13

This is a fixed term, 36-month contract until approximately 1 September 2016.

We are searching for a highly motivated, independent, multidisciplinary postdoctoral researcher who will work in the Structure & Motion Lab, where you will be the day-to-day driver of a comparative biomechanics research project investigating the evolution of sesamoid (tendon-anchoring) bones in the limbs of bony animals, in coordination with academic supervisors/collaborators, a technician and a PhD student.

Related research:

This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is led by Prof. John R. Hutchinson, in collaboration with Prof. Andrew Pitsillides (RVC), along with other collaborators.

Team info:

You will lead in all stages of the research. This includes handling of experimental animals (e.g. salamanders, birds), collection and analysis of data and implementing Good Research Practice and Health and Safety. Skills in biomechanical gait analysis and/or 3D visualization of anatomy using digital tomography are essential to the project.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD qualification (awarded, not pending) and with demonstrable research experience, all in biomechanics or a closely related field, who also have experience of teaching/supervising undergraduate  students, conducting world class research, publishing in top journals, and obtaining their own funding.  You must be willing to conduct experimental research with live animals.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor John R. Hutchinson on +44 1707 666 313 or email:

We offer a generous reward package.

For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website:
Job reference CBS/0066/13

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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