Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology

Position ID:Duke-EVANTH-DREAPOSTDOC2019 [#13766, Drea]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Big Data Analytics
Biological Sciences (more...)
Appl Deadline:2019/08/01* (posted 2019/05/18, updated 2019/05/17)
Position Description:    

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A Postdoctoral Associate position is available, starting summer 2019 in the Drea Lab at Duke University

Research Area: Microbial and Chemical Ecology, Bioinformatics, and Statistics

Institution: Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC

The Drea Lab at Duke University is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to begin in summer 2019. We are seeking candidates whose primary research interests include microbial and chemical ecology, and who has expertise in bioinformatics and statistics. The associate will be expected to collaborate with existing lab members working on the long-term effects of antibiotics and fecal transfaunation on the gut and glandular microbiomes of lemurs, as well as on their associated chemical signals. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences, as well as relevant research experience. Successful candidates will be expected to apply state-of-the-art bioinformatics and statistical tools to analyzing and integrating large datasets, participate in training graduate students, and contribute to mentoring undergraduate students. The position is for one year with renewal possible contingent on satisfactory performance.

Candidates must have: 1) completed a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences; 2) demonstrated research experience using integrated approaches and evidence of peer-reviewed publication; 3) evidence of a commitment to student learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4) potential to initiate and develop an externally funded research program; 5) effective oral and written communication skills and 6) ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability in: 1) bioinformatics, 2) complex statistics/modeling, 3) microbial research, 4) chemical analyses, 5) obtaining extramural funding, and 6) promoting the success of students from underrepresented groups.

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, description of research interests, and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references to Academics Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13766.  No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

Questions regarding the search may be sent to cdrea@duke.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Further Info:
Duke University
Box 90383
Durham, NC 27708

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