Ammonoid Research Postdoc Opportunity - UK

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[h=2]Postdoctoral Research Officer[/h] [h=4]Biology & Biochemistry[/h] £30,424 per annum
Closing Date: Wednesday 25 September 2013
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: VH1889
Ammonoid disparity, ontogeny and phylogeny
We are keen to appoint an exceptionally motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on a 30-month, NERC funded project investigating the morphological and ontogenetic disparity of ammonoids across mass extinction boundaries. The successful candidate will have experience of quantifying morphological variety (disparity) using a range of morphometric and allied techniques, as well as (ideally) a record of publication in this area. They will have excellent coding skills (R an advantage), with the ability to work with existing scripts as well as to generate new ones. The project will entail numerous museum visits to digitise specimen data, as well as to refine objectives with our project partners. A related appointment in Mechanical Engineering (Bath) will virtually and physically model the hydrodynamics of ammonoids, and allow us to relate morphospaces and ontogenetic spaces to locomotory efficiency, stability, manoeuvrability and speed. Good communication skills and the ability to work efficiently as part of a multidisciplinary team are therefore essential. The appointee in biology will also be responsible for collating and coding stratigraphic and phylogenetic data.
The position is fixed-term and available to start not later than 31 December 2013 until 31 May 2016.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Matthew Wills, tel: 01225 323504 or email: m.a.wills@bath.ac.uk.

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