Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-AIR_TUNG [#12885, 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:2019/01/30** (offers accepted posted 2018/12/03, updated 2018/11/29)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

An Associate in Research position is available, starting in Spring 2019, in the Tung lab at Duke


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. Current projects focus on the epigenetic

signature of early life ecological and social adversity; gene regulatory mechanisms linking social

adversity and health in rhesus macaques; trade-offs associated with helper-breeder transitions

in meerkats and mole rats; and the genomic and phenotypic consequences of hybridization in

wild baboons. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with cell culture and aseptic technique, and

will be familiar with basic molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction and library

preparation for high-throughput sequencing. We are also interested in the ability to work

independently and the ability to multi-task. Attention to detail and careful record keeping are


In addition to performing wet lab work as described above, duties will also include

responsibility for day-to-day logistics, such as ordering and receiving, working with trainees in

the lab, and exporting/importing irreplaceable samples to/from our field sites.

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 12 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/

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Further Info:
Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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