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We invite applications for two Junior Researcher positions in functional anatomy, explicitly focusing on the biomechanics of the primate shoulder. This exciting opportunity is part of a research project in collaboration with the University of Ghent (Belgium) and TU Delft (the Netherlands) that aims to deepen our understanding of the intricacies of primate shoulder anatomy and its implications for human evolution. Which anatomical traits in the shoulder affect forelimb function? And which can be used to reconstruct the locomotor behaviour of our ancestors from fossil remains? To address these questions we combine techniques from different disciplines - medical imaging, computational modelling, shape analysis, biomechanical experiments, anatomical dissections – and apply these to study chimpanzees, bonobos, gibbons, gorillas and orangutans.

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