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Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor level (Tenure Track) in Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology

Application period closes: Friday, December 15, 2017

Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor level (Tenure Track) in Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology in the Department of Biology, Duke University

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Early Associate Professor level, to start in July or August 2018. Candidates addressing fundamental questions in the broad area of developmental, cell, and molecular biology (DCMB) are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in approaches such as advanced imaging, biochemistry, biophysics, and quantitative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and be actively involved in academic activities in the department and university.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological, computational or physical sciences, postdoctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous and well-funded research program, and commitment to teaching. The application should be pdf files that include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research summary, a one-page teaching statement, and letters of recommendation from three referees are required. 

Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). Applications received on or before November 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.

Associate in Research position in the Tung Lab

Application period closes: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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, *tawni.voyles@duke.edu*

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.