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Associate in Research in the Biology Department at Duke University


The Associate in Research will serve as a lab manager and participate in field and laboratory research on genetic adaptation and population demography in a weedy plant.  We are looking for an intellectually curious lab member who wants experience in research and involvement in the field of Evolutionary Ecology.

Work performed:

Planning and executing experiments in the lab and field; plant care; DNA and RNA extraction, quantification, and troubleshooting; data organization, processing, and analysis, and presenting results of research; purchasing, recordkeeping, organizing lab protocols and safety, maintaining inventory; coordinating use of plant growth equipment and lab space among users; some supervision and training of other lab personnel.

Required skills and experience:

BS in Biology or an equivalent field; research experience in the field of ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology or similar field; experience with plant care; proficiency with molecular biology procedures such as DNA and RNA extraction and quantification, PCR; experience with fieldwork; excellent organizational and troubleshooting skills; familiarity with data manipulation and analysis a plus.


Kathleen Donohue:

Priority will be given to applications received before Monday August 23, 2021

Online applications open until Friday September 3, 2021

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