University of South Florida: Physiology and Biomechanics Postdoc

Posted on June 17, 2022
Expires: August 17, 2022

A postdoctoral associate position in comparative physiology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Deban, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa (, The non-tenure track position is available for one year as a full-time, 12-month appointment, with renewal possible based on performance and available funding for up to four years. The Deban lab examines the biomechanics and physiology of movement in amphibians and reptiles in a comparative phylogenetic framework.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Duties: 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.

Minimum qualifications are a 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.

Preferred qualifications include 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.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing background and qualifications (2) a CV, (3) a teaching and mentoring statement, and (4) the names and contact details of three professional references at, job ID 30471. Target start date is August 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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