Graduate Position: ClarkU.EvolutionaryMorphology

Dr. Philip Bergmann’s Evolutionary Functional Morphology Lab at Clark
University is recruiting a Ph.D. student to begin in Fall 2018. The
Bergmann lab studies form-function relationships in an evolutionary and
ecological context, primarily using reptile and amphibian locomotion as
a study system. The main research foci are (1) how form-function
relationships work and are affected by such as ontogeny and substrate,
and (2) the evolution of snake-like body shapes from phenotypic,
functional, and ecological perspectives. Tools used by the lab to
address these questions include high-speed video and X-ray video, force
plates, EMG, dissection, behavioral observations, field work, and
computational statistics.

Graduate students should be self-motivated and have prior research
experience. They will be encouraged to develop their own projects
within the context of the lab research. Interested students should
contact Dr. Bergmann ( prior to applying with any
questions they may have, a cover letter that includes their research
interests, CV, and names and e-mail addresses for two references. The
Biology Department at Clark University is small but vibrant, providing
students the opportunity to gain experience in research, teaching,
mentoring, and outreach. Support by way of Teaching Assistantship is
guaranteed for five years, and includes tuition waiver.  The
application deadline is January 15, 2018.

For more information, visit:

Bergmann Lab:

Biology Department:

Graduate Admissions:

Philip J. Bergmann

Associate Professor

Biology Department

Clark University

950 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01610

United States

Phone: 508-793-7553


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