Postdoctoral Research Associate, Anatomy

Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/23/2022 4:24 PM)
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, 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  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 mentor undergraduate and medical students and assist with the development of educational initiatives, such as a short hands-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 Winter/Spring 2023 (negotiable). Please upload the following documents to your application profile.

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter, articulating relevant experiences and future research plans (max. 2 pages). You may also append up to 3 publications to the letter (OPTIONAL). If your file size exceeds the allowable limit, please send/share to 
  3. Contact Information for 3 Professional References (may include current/former supervisor)

Applications submitted by November 23, 2022 will receive full consideration.


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Other Information

In compliance with local legislation as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, the annual base salary range for this position is listed. New York Tech considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate experience/expertise, education/training, key skills, geographic location, internal peer equity as well as market, organizational considerations and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement when extending an offer.

Minimum Salary

USD $55,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $60,000.00/Yr.


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