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One Year Research Fellow - American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

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23 Sep 2022
23 Sep 2022
n/a, NY
United States
American Museum of Natural History and New York Institute of Technology



We are currently seeking a year-long research fellow based at the American Museum of Natural History. Details regarding the position are below. Please note that while this position will be based out of the AMNH in New York City, most of the day-to-day work will take place at the New York Institute of Technology. Application and additional information are at the link at the bottom of the post!

Position Title: Research Fellow

Position Summary: A one-year-long Research Fellowship is available under the supervision of Dr. Sergio Alm├ęcija (AMNH). This is a full-time position to study the motion of wild apes as a part of a multi-institutional collaborative project. The Research Fellow will be involved in all steps of data processing and analysis of 3D photogrammetric data already collected in natural environments, as well as in the posterior writing of the papers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing, processing, digitizing, and analyzing 3D kinematic data from apes. This includes digitizing anatomical landmarks on raw videos, calibration of 2D into 3D data, and creating code to calculate biomechanical variables (e.g., joint angles).

  • Participation in data analysis and interpretation to aid in drafting figures and text for publication.

  • Working with other lab group members as a mentor and collaborator on research projects and laboratory procedures.

Part of the work/training will occur at other institutions in the NY area.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a science or technical field required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a higher degree (MS or PhD) in a field related to biomechanics is preferred, but not required.

  • Background in coding (Matlab and/or R) required.

  • Strong interest in furthering their biomechanical/coding skill set development and in developing their CV through publications and abstract submissions.

American Museum of Natural History Portal | Research Fellow (

Nathan E Thompson
Associate Professor, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History