The Department of Anthropology at the Pennsylvania State University ( is seeking excellent candidates for the position of postdoctoral scholar to join a collaborative research project investigating the interaction of the brain, chondrocranium and dermatocranium in the development and evolution of cranial shape. This postdoc position is part of NIH-funded collaborative projects (see below for links to abstracts of funded projects through NIH reporter).
The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong working knowledge of craniofacial anatomy (especially prenatal) and have experience with current methods used to quantify growing bone, either wet-lab (e.g., histology, immunohistochemistry) or morphometric approaches, as well as techniques used in microCT imaging, processing, and analysis. Experience with software packages such as Avizo ImageJ, and R preferred but not required. Coding is a plus. The anticipated start date for this position is Spring 2018 but is negotiable. The position will last one year with the opportunity of renewal for a second year. The qualified candidate must hold a PhD degree or have completed all of the requirements for a PhD by the time of appointment. Please direct questions regarding this postdoctoral opportunity to Joan Richtsmeier (
To apply for this position, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) your CV, 3) the names and contact information of three people who can be contacted for letters of references, and 4) up to three of your publications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Abstracts of NIH projects associated with this position can be found at: