Open Date05/11/2020 Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Track Duties and Responsibilities Location CodeBIOLOGY (02112A) Posting Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No The Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago invitesapplications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertisein the areas of cranial development and/or evolution to contributeto an NSF -funded research project. The position is for one yearwith the possibility of renewal for additional years based onperformance and availability of funding.This position will support research in the laboratory of Dr. ThomasSanger. We will be investigating the regulation of skulldevelopment in an integrative model system, Anolis lizards. Theproject will integrate experimental, comparative, and quantitativeapproaches to understand the way cranial diversity is generatedamong vertebrates. The postdoctoral associate will also have theoption of teaching 1-2 courses in the Department of Biology eachyear. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who areinterested in gaining teaching experience while conductingcutting-edge research.The postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Sanger to investigatethe developmental bases of cranial morphology in reptiles. S/hewill be involved in several different aspects of the project,including collecting and analyzing data, writing manuscripts,giving presentations, and mentoring students. Experimentaltechniques will include embryonic dissection, in situhybridization, CT scanning, three-dimensional morphometrics, andimmunohistochemistry. Working ConditionsNone Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Position End Date Department NameBIOLOGY Desired Start Date05/11/2020 FLSA StatusExempt Qualifications Position Number Physical DemandsNone Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Track Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/13857 Position Details Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Job NumberTBD Open Until FilledYes Applicants should submit a Cover Letter describing their researchinterests and availability, current Curriculum Vitae, and contactinformation for two references to www.careers.luc.edu. The positionis available immediately and will remain open until filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed Special Instructions to Applicants Job TypeFull-Time Close Date Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Organizational LocationPROVOST Number of Vacancies1 CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).