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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Texas at Dallas in Fort Worth, Texas
Date Posted 07/23/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System , or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department HSC-Center for Anatomical Sciences-300590
Job Location Fort Worth
Full Time/Part Time
Salary Information
Department Summary
The Center for Anatomical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is located in the prestigious cultural district of Fort Worth, TX. Our mission is to offer quality educational activities, and to create scholarship in the anatomical sciences and allied health fields by providing students with dissection and prosection-based anatomy courses. We teach students In the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Master of Medical Science, and UNTHSC/TCU MD School programs. The anatomical sciences at UNTHSC are team-taught, and all faculty are expected to contribute to both lecture and laboratory instruction in these disciplines. 
We have a very robust Willed Body Program that serves Tarrant County and numerous other North Texas communities. 
The Center is also home to the BioSkills of North Texas Laboratory that host clinical training activities for health care professionals from all over the U.S. These activities include training in orthopedic surgery, ultrasound guided pain management, spine and back pain management, and numerous other surgical training events. Training activities in the BioSkills Laboratory are designed for students, residents, clinicians, and a variety of other healthcare personnel. 
The Center is also home to the Structural Anatomy and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program that prepares graduate students to teach anatomy at medical schools, health science centers, and undergraduate institutions. 
The Center’s faculty are involved in numerous K-12 science outreach programs, offering summer science campus, campus tours, and in-school events to make young students aware of anatomy and its relationship to medical education.
Position Overview
 The postdoctoral fellow will assist with data collection and analysis for a project investigating links between evolutionary adaptations in human nasal morphology and cold/exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (i.e., asthma) and contribute to team-taught instruction of cadaver-based gross anatomy courses for medical and graduate students.  This is position requires technical skills in visualizing/analyzing 3D data from CT scans and gross anatomy teaching skills. 

Minimum Qualifications

Appropriate doctoral degree. If the degree had not been conferred at the time applicant applied for a postdoc position, a letter needs to be attached from the school’s official Graduate Office and/or Registrar’s Office certifying that all requirements for the degree have been met and stating the degree conferral date.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project organization/management skills
  • Advanced training in quantitative research methods
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in anatomy, anthropology, paleontology, biological sciences, or related field.
  • Previous research experience working with 3D imaging data (e.g., CT, MRI, laser scans) and/or 3D geometric morphometric analyses. 
  • Previous coursework/teaching experience in dissection-based gross anatomy. 
Required License / Registration / Certification
Work Schedule
Occasional weekends depending on experiment schedule
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc.
Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear

Job Duties

Employ software for visualizing/analyzing 3D data (e.g., AMIRA/AVIZO, Geomagic, Dragonfly, ImageJ or Matlab) from CT scans.
Prepare 3D digital models of nasal passages for use in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyses.
Process, organize, and summarize data into reports and make recommendations to the PI at regular research lab meetings 
Contribute to the preparation and submission of abstracts, professional presentations, manuscripts, grant proposals and reports
Contribute to the instruction of cadaver-based gross anatomy courses for medical and graduate students.

Posting Number S2401P
Position End Date (if temporary)
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