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02-01-2010, 03:44 AM
Hi, if you could please post the job ad below, I'd really appreciate it.
Gary Gillis

Two-year Postdoctoral Position Studying Animal Locomotion

The Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College is
looking for an aspiring scholar-teacher for a 2-year postdoctoral
position to study the biomechanics of animal locomotion.

Sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the postdoctoral
scholar will be encouraged to integrate cutting-edge research with
high-quality undergraduate teaching. Side-by-side with a faculty
mentor, the postdoc will help develop several interdisciplinary
laboratory experiments for use in physics and biology courses and will
help team-teach during one semester each year in the biology or physics
department. The postdoctoral scholar will join the lab of Gary Gillis,
who studies the biology of animal locomotion. She or he will use a
variety of techniques, including electromyography, sonomicrometry,
kinematic and kinetic analyses to explore the functional morphology of
the anuran forelimb, particularly in relation to jumping and landing.
Other projects of interest to the applicant will also be encouraged.

Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective liberal arts college for
women in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, two hours from
Boston and three hours from New York City. Mount Holyoke is a member of
a 5-College Consortium along with Smith, Hampshire, and Amherst Colleges
and the University of Massachusetts, providing a vibrant community of
scientists and local access to advanced instrumentation and facilities.

The qualified applicant will have completed a Ph.D. in biology,
biomechanics or a related discipline by July 1, 2010. She or he will
have experience in studying human or animal biomechanics/functional
morphology, and previous experience in anuran biology or any of the
techniques mentioned above is a plus. To apply, please send your
curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests,
transcripts, and arrange to send two letters of recommendation to
Professor Gary Gillis, Department of Biology, Mount Holyoke College,
South Hadley MA 01075 (or ggillis@mtholyoke.edu) by March 1, 2010.
Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are

Gary B. Gillis
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley MA 01075