We are looking for a postdoc to build a computational model of the macaque tongue

Postdoctoral Position is Still Open in the Ross Lab.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of computational modeling of muscle.  The Ross Lab researches the evolution, biomechanics and neural control of feeding systems, with current emphasis on the hyolingual system. The recruited researcher will be funded by NIH and will work with in vivo electromyographic (EMG) and kinematic data, and 3D morphological data to develop a computational model of the tongue of the nonhuman primate, Macaca mulatta using the Artisynth platform (https://www.artisynth.org/Main/HomePage) or other appropriate modeling software. Researchers with experience with computational biomechanics of muscle, collection and analysis of EMG data and 3D kinematic data are highly encouraged.  Researchers with anatomy teaching experience are also encouraged to apply.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary group of researchers and is expected to collaborate closely with other team members working on tongue morphology, and neural control of tongue movement.  The Ross Lab at The University of Chicago (https://callumross.org/) is a cutting-edge research environment that includes neuroscience, biomechanics, and XROMM. The postdoc will have the opportunity to participate in the myCHOICE career mentoring program and will have regular training and outreach opportunities.

Candidates should have successfully defended a PhD in a relevant field of biology, computational biology or biomechanics prior to the start of the position.

Motivated candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research goals to Dr. Callum Ross at rossc@uchicago.edu. Compensation in the Biological Sciences Division follows the NIH NRSA Stipend scale. Additional information on benefits and being a postdoc in the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division can be found at bsdpostdoc.uchicago.edu.