Postdoctoral Research Associate, Anatomy

Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/15/2021 9:57 AM)
Job ID
Basic Sciences
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
College of Osteopathic Medicine


The Watanabe Lab at New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Long Island) Department of Anatomy invites applications for a postdoctoral position, renewable up to 4 years.


NYITCOM’s Anatomy Department includes 9 full-time faculty with active research programs in computational biomechanics/neural control, evolution and development, and neurosensory anatomy. The successful applicant will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities including: a Visualization Center equipped with micro-CT scanner, Amira workstations, 3D printers, portable laser surface scanners, and microscopy; a tissue staining lab for histology and staining; an embryology lab for in vivo experiments; a microscopy facility with confocal and two-photon microscopes; both human and animal gait labs for collecting kinematic, force profile, and EMG data; a fully staffed animal care center, and a new Center for Biomedical Innovations for robotics, VR, and AR. NYITCOM enjoys close proximity to major research institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, Stony Brook University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


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The successful applicant will conduct grant-funded research investigating brain and skull development and evolution in avian systems using modern imaging, morphometric, and molecular techniques.  The position will include opportunities to mentior undergraduate and medical students and assist with the development of educational initiatives, such as a short hand-on lab curriculum, 3-D printing and/or virtual reality.


The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date. Applicants who have completed all degree requirements for a Ph.D. will also be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in immunofluorescence techniques, embryology, computed-tomography (CT) imaging, microscopy, geometric morphometrics, and/or programming.


Application Materials:

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022 (negotiable). Applications should include:

  1. Cover Letter, articulating relevant experiences and future research plans (max. 2 pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for 3 Professional References
  4. Compiled PDFs of up to 3 publications (OPTIONAL)

Applications submitted by January 21, 2022 will receive full consideration.


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New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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