Two grant-funded opportunities with The Human Skeletal Biology Lab, housed in Des Moines University’s Department of Anatomy:
1) a paid post-doctoral research position starting Spring 2021 (with June 2021 as latest starting date);
2) a Masters of Anatomy Thesis student position with partial tuition funding starting Fall 2021.
Both funded through the National Institute of Justice grant awarded to Dr. Lauren Butaric, Ph.D. (PI) and Dr. Heather Garvin, Ph.D., D-ABFA (Co-PI) on a project focused on creating empirically-based guidelines for forensic identifications utilising the frontal sinus.
Info about: Des Moines University https://www.dmu.edu/
Info about: Department of Anatomy https://www.dmu.edu/anatomy/.
1.Post-Doctoral Research Position (2-year appointment):
The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) conduct research collecting/analyzing frontal sinus data utilizing CT scans and traditional radiographs; 2) mentor and supervise Masters of Anatomy and medical student researchers working in the lab on related aspects of the project; and 3) collaborate on the presentation of results, including participation in professional conferences (travel stipends provided) and manuscript preparations with authorship. Outside of the time allotted to the grant research, there are opportunities for the postdoc to gain experience in forensic anthropological casework, gross anatomy dissections, and teaching.
More details and how to apply: https://careers.dmu.edu/en-us/job/492382/postdoctoral-researcher (Job# 492382).
Potential applicants are encouraged to email: Lauren.Butaric@dmu.edu and/or Heather.Garvinfirstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the position.
2.Masters of Anatomy Thesis-Track (starting semester: Fall 2021)
The Masters of Anatomy Thesis-Track is a two-year program in which students gain valuable experience learning gross anatomy with cadaveric dissections and conducting anatomical research. The chosen candidate will work closely with Dr. Butaric and Dr. Garvin on a thesis project related to forensic applications of frontal sinus variation. They will gain practical experience using advanced imaging software, learn how to conduct geometric morphometric analyses, and have opportunities for research presentation and co-authorship. There are additional opportunities to gain experience in forensic anthropological casework and to serve as graduate teaching assistants in gross anatomy labs.
Additional details on this program and how to apply: https://www.dmu.edu/msa/
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to email LButaric@dmu.edu prior to the application process, and/or for questions regarding the program.
See brochures for further details.
The above described position working on the frontal sinus project, however, is the only one currently funded.