An Associate in Research position is available, starting in Fall 2017, 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 gene regulatory mechanisms linking social adversity and health in rhesus macaques, trade-offs associated with helper-breeder transitions in meerkats and mole rats, the epigenetic signature of early life ecological and social adversity, and the genomic and phenotypic consequences of hybridization in wild baboons. Duties will include performance of basic molecular biology laboratory techniques, including DNA and RNA sample extraction and sample preparation for high-throughput sequencing, and responsibility for day-to-day logistics, including purchasing, shipping and receiving, and working with trainees in the lab.
Important skills/traits include: aseptic technique, molecular techniques, attention to detail, ability to work independently, careful record keeping.
Requirements: bachelor's degree, 1-2 years experience in a research laboratory (not just a lab class), familiarity with 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/
If interested, email resume, including contact information for two references, to Tawni Voyles, *firstname.lastname@example.org*
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