Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-AIR2_TUNG [#16568, Tung]
Position Title: Associate in Resesarch
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2020/07/21)
Position Description:    

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An Associate in Research position is available, starting in September 2020, in the Tung lab at Duke University.

The Tung lab studies the relationship between behavior, the social environment, and genetics and genomics. We combine detailed phenotypic and demographic information with modern genomic data sets on gene regulation and epigenetics. A major focus of our research involves the evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics of wild baboons from the Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya. We seek a skilled Associate in Research who will contribute to generating genetic and genomic data from this population, particularly non-invasive genotyping and genotyping-by-sequencing data that will be used to extend the nine-generation Amboseli baboon pedigree. 


The ideal candidate will have previous experience with DNA extraction, non-invasive genotyping, and library preparation for high-throughput sequencing. Other important traits include the ability to work independently, the ability to multi-task, and a strong work ethic in a fast-paced environment. Attention to detail and careful record keeping are essential, and experience with biological sample collection or management in a field setting is desirable.

Requirements: bachelor's degree, 1-2 years of experience in a research laboratory (not just a lab class), and familiarity with the fundamentals of molecular biology.

Position is for 40 hrs/week, and will last 6 months, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and availability of funding.

For more information about the lab and our work, see: http://www.tung-lab.org/

If interested, please submit your CV (including contact information for 2 references) via Academic Jobs Online at 

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Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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