Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-NUNN_AIR2 [#14043, NUNN]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Appl Deadline:2019/07/31help popup* finished (2019/07/12, finished 2019/09/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Field Research Technician:  Ecology of Infectious Disease at the Human-Animal Interface in Madagascar

We are seeking a motivated, experienced research technician to investigate the ecological, social, and environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission in Madagascar.  The research will involve sampling animals for collection of biological samples, with the goal to identify transmission pathways of infectious disease in humans, domesticated animals, and small mammals (rodents, shrews, tenrecs, and bats). The technician is expected to conduct field research in remote conditions outside a national park in Madagascar (Marojejy) for 6+ months per year, and assist with data entry and organization in Durham, NC for 3-6 months per year.  Applicants are expected to have a BA or BS in a related field, field experience that involves trapping and handling small mammals, and extensive experience in conducting field research in remote locations. Applicants with knowledge of Madagascar – and ability to speak Malagasy or French – will be preferred. The technician will be part of the Nunn Lab at Duke University (https://nunn-lab.evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/).

Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to applicants who can start by September 1. The position will initially be for one year, with possibility of extension based on performance and project needs. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is $32,000+ per year, plus benefits. Travel to the field site and field expenses (including field lodging and food) will be covered. Applicants must be willing to work non-traditional schedules, including early mornings, and be in physical condition strenuous fieldwork.

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for 3 references to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14043. Applicants should submit a CV and the cover letter should identify relevant experience and skills, potential start date, interests in relation to the above description, and how this opportunity fits into the applicant’s longer-term goals. The cover letter should also include the names and contact information of up to three people who can provide letters of reference.

For questions, contact Charles Nunn (clnunn@duke.edu).

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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