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Fellow - biology

University of South Florida
Tampa Palms, Florida, US
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Biology, Amphibians
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Job ID 30471 Location Tampa, FL Regular/Temporary Temporary
Posting Details

Department: Integrative Biology / 0-1211-000

College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences

Salary Plan: Temporary

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $53,760-65,292; salary commensurate with experience.


The Deban lab ( examines the biomechanics and physiology of movement in amphibians and reptiles in a comparative phylogenetic framework.

The postdoctoral associate will participate in all aspects of our research program including project conception and experimental design and execution and will receive broad training and mentoring. Travel to field sites to collect specimens may be expected. The postdoc will be committed to supervision and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students and to the timely dissemination of research results as publications and presentations. They will also take advantage of opportunities to develop and teach departmental biology courses as the instructor of record.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in a related field prior to the start date, experience making physiological measurements in live animals, and a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in physiological and biomechanical experimental design and methods including electromyography, high-speed imaging and kinematic analysis, muscle contractile dynamics, analysis of morphology and muscle architecture, as well as data analysis and management, dynamic modeling, and comparative phylogenetic analyses; experience working with amphibians and reptiles; a strong publication record in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals and ability to write well-the postdoc will be responsible for co-/authoring multiple papers.

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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 30471

Posting Date: 06/15/2022

Posting End Date: 07/07/2022

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Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Kate Stewart at 813-974-8393 or, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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