Duke University, Duke Lemur Center

Position ID:Duke University-Duke Lemur Center-RESEACHSCI [#27236]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27713, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: research / Hibernation
Animal Science / Animal Behavior
International Relations
Appl Deadline:2024/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/26, listed until 2024/06/30)
Position Description:    

POSITION TITLE: DLC Research Scientist (Research Scientist – Job Code 1826) JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: DLC Director of Research Collaborates with: DLC Research Department DLC Husbandry Department DLC Veterinarian Department DLC Research Scientists DLC Senior Managers

BASIC FUNCTIONS:The Hibernation Research Scientist is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing all aspects of scientific study, data dissemination, and academic outreach and is also responsible for securing grant funding for their research.

This is a 3-year term positions with eligibility for renewal based on performance and funding. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Develop and successfully carry to completion projects involving hibernation, utilizing the DLC colony and, ideally, wild populations of Malagasy lemurs; this includes, where appropriate, collaborations with other researchers and DLC scientists. The Research Scientist is expected to spend at least 6 months each year at the DLC, with the remaining months available for fieldwork. 2. Assume a leadership role in publishing manuscripts. As a general guideline, reasonable output would be first or senior author on 2 publications or more per year, with at least half of these in journals with Impact Factor > 2.0. 3. Investigate funding opportunities and submit competitive grant proposals for in situ and ex situ research. The proposals must include budgets that cover at least 50% of total project expenses including salary, research support (e.g., fees, travel, equipment, supplies). 4. Contribute to scientific outreach activities at the Duke Lemur Center. 5. Represent the DLC professionally by attending scientific and academic conferences; present original data at one or more conferences annually. 6. Serve on the Director's Fund committee to review and rank applications. 7. Promote and represent the DLC in relations with the Malagasy authorities and other national and international partners, maintain excellent relations with local communities and collaborators and assist with development of new collaborations and projects that contribute to the DLC’s research objectives. 8. Secure any necessary research permits and sample export/import permits. 9. For budgeting and grant management, the Research Scientist will work closely with the DLC Business Manager and Director of Research. The Research Scientist is expected to prepare and manage their research budget. 10. Working collaboratively with the Colony Curator, develop and consistently apply basic animal care and welfare duties for all research animals under your care. 11. Present your work with DLC stakeholders and donors when requested. 12. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Experience and Skill Requirements • Demonstrated success in securing funding • Strong publication record • French and/or Malagasy language skills (oral and written) preferred

Job Skill Requirements • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic team environment • Ability to manage multiple long-term projects and meet firm deadlines • Excellent attention to detail • Excellent communication, problem solving and team building skills in domestic and cross-cultural environments • Strong research integrity

To apply please upload your documents here as well as sending them to DLC-job@duke.edu.

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 aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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