Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-AINRSP [#17772, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Biomechanics
Appl Deadline:2021/01/22 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/10, listed until 2021/01/22)
Position Description:    

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Associate in Research The Patek Lab in the Biology department at Duke University is searching for a full-time lab manager, starting late spring or early summer 2021. This is a supportive technical and administrative role for the Patek Lab’s research program in the areas of comparative biomechanics, evolution, and marine research. This position is suitable for individuals needing additional research experience before applying to graduate school or other further careers in research science. It is not suitable as a single “gap year” for students continuing to medical school; a minimum of a two year commitment is required for pre-medical students.

Learn more about the Patek Lab's research here: www.thepateklab.org.

The position includes many of the following responsibilities, training, and research experience: Train, run, maintain, and organize staffing of aquarium system. Care for research organisms. Receive training and then maintain, manage, and perform: high speed imaging, digital data acquisition, materials testing, 3D printing, microCT scanning, including 3D rendering and reconstruction. Assist with ongoing research projects and grant writing, including data collection, analysis, figure generation, writing, and R coding. Perform fieldwork at the Duke Marine Lab, including collecting specimens and coordinating research. Maintain computers, data management systems, and coordinate with Duke’s IT. Calibrate and maintain microbalance and other sensors/test systems. Organize and schedule lab meetings. Coordinate Dr. Patek’s schedule, the lab’s staffing schedule, and lab meetings. Clean and organize lab rooms and facilities.

If you are interested in applying, please upload a cover letter detailing your specific interests in the job responsibilities and training, your interest in the research conducted by the Patek Lab, and include any relevance to your career goals. Include your CV/resume, unofficial transcript and the names/contact info for three references. These materials should be submitted to Academic Jobs Online.

The salary level begins at $35568 and will be adjusted according to prior experience and training in the job responsibilities and research area. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Prof. S. Patek, snp2@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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Further Info:
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Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

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