Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-NUNN_POSTDOC1 [#14042, NUNN]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/07/12)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Researcher Duke University: Ecology of Infectious Disease at the Human-Animal Interface in Madagascar


We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the ecological determinants of infectious disease transmission in rural 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 postdoc will lead ecological field research in remote conditions outside a major national park in Madagascar (Marojejy) and use the resulting data in network-based and other analyses in Durham, NC.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., field experience that includes trapping and handling small mammals, a record of scholarly work, a commitment to conducting field research in Madagascar for extended periods of time (approximately 6 months per year), and research interests that include disease ecology, global health, and conservation biology. We also seek candidates with experience and interests in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, and who have strong quantitative skills that will enable them to work with US-based team members to construct networks and analyze data. Applicants with knowledge of Madagascar – and ability to speak Malagasy or French – will be preferred. 

The position is available to start as soon as possible. The postdoc will be hired for two years; this may be extended to a third year based on successful completion of manuscripts related to the initial stages of the research. The position will include a tailored mentoring plan and funding to present the research at conferences. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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/14042. The cover letter should identify relevant experience and interests in relation to the above description, a potential start date, and how this opportunity fits into the applicant’s longer-term career goals. The cover letter should also include the names and contact information of up to three people who can be contacted to provide letters of reference (please do not send letters in advance of requests).

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the Nunn Lab at Duke University (https://nunn-lab.evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/).  Other US-based team members include Randall Kramer (Duke), James Moody (Duke), Hillary Young (UC Santa Barbara), and Peter Mucha (UNC).  For questions, contact Charles Nunn (clnunn@duke.edu).



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Further Info:
https://nunn-lab.evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/
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919-660-7281
 
Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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