Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-AIR_TUNG [#12885, Tung]
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:none (posted 2018/12/03, updated 2018/11/29)
Position Description:    

An Associate in Research position is available, starting in Spring 2019, 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. 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 essential.


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/

Duke University 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. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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