Jobs

If there are any available positions within Biology, they will be listed below.

Open Positions

Research Technician Position, Bernhardt Lab

Application period closes: Monday, December 31, 2018

Seeking applicants to join Duke’s River Center (http://www.dukerivercenter.org/) and the Bernhardt lab at Duke University (http://bernhardtlab.weebly.com/) as a full time Associate in Research responsible for maintaining field work and data management for Duke’s portion of the StreamPULSE project (www.streampulse.org). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, the position start date is negotiable. Responsibilities: (1) Field duties will include the maintenance and calibration of environmental sensors; the collection of environmental samples; stream channel characterization and mapping. (2) Lab duties will include the preparation and analysis of environmental samples; the QA/QC of time series datasets. (3) This person will also be asked to supervise part time research assistants and to help organized collaborative field campaigns. The successful applicant will have many opportunities to gain, refine and expand their skill set as part of a dynamic team of technicians, PhD students, postdocs and faculty affiliated with the Duke River Center. Opportunities for professional development and networking will be provided. The technician will be encouraged to participate intellectually as well as logistically to our work with the potential to author and coauthor manuscripts and reports.
 
Please submit applications through Academic Jobs Online, Job #12776.
 
Inquiries about the position prior to submitting an application should be sent to Eric Moore at eric.m.moore@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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Postdoctoral associate in population ecology in the Morris lab

Application period closes: Thursday, January 31, 2019

A multi-university, collaborative research project focusing on the metapopulation dynamics of three threatened species (a bird, a butterfly, and a plant) seeks a postdoctoral associate with research experience collecting plant demographic data in the field, and using those data to construct and analyze structured population models (e.g., projection matrix or integral projection models).  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Ecology or related fields and evidence of strong research productivity.

The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) overseeing a multi-population field demographic study of Venus flytrap plants in North Carolina, 2) using the data to identify environmental drivers of demography; 3) examining patterns of synchrony between populations; and 4) using population models to inform management. 

Opportunities will be available for the postdoc to establish their own side projects related to the overall goals of larger project, as well as to collaborate on synthetic research involving all three focal species. The postdoc will also assist the lead PI (William Morris) in overseeing the larger project. A copy of original proposal describing the project can be obtained by emailing William Morris (wfmorris@duke.edu).

Salary and benefits are commensurate with Duke University standards for postdoctoral associates.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three people who can serve as references.  Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.com. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15.  The position could begin as soon as Dec. 1, 2018, but qualified applicants who will not complete their dissertations until the end of Spring 2019 are encouraged to apply, as hiring will be delayed for exceptionally qualified candidates.  

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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiehart Lab

Application period closes: Friday, November 30, 2018

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dan Kiehart’s lab at Duke University, NC, USA (http://sites.biology.duke.edu/kiehartlab/).  Disciplines: biology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, biophysics

Salary: NIH guidelines

We focus on the molecular and biomechanical mechanisms of cell sheet morphogenesis during dorsal closure in the model system, Drosophila melanogaster (reviewed in Kiehart et al. 2017 Ann. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 33:169).  Cell sheet morphogenesis, an essential process for metazoan development and homeostasis of animal form, contributes to developmental milestones including gastrulation, neural tube, heart and palate formation and to homeostasis through its role in wound healing. Gene expression and signaling cascades coordinate and regulate the cellular machines that drive morphogenesis. Disfunction of any one of these components causes developmental and wound healing defects that can disfigure or kill. 

Ongoing projects in the lab employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes:

  • High resolution imaging (i.e. Chen et al. 2014 Science 346(6208):1257998)
  • Biophysics (i.e. Sokolow et al. 2012 Biophys J 102(5):969-79)
  • Computer modeling (i.e. Wells et al. 2014 Mol Biol Cell 25(22):3552-68)
  • Genetics (i.e. Mortensen et al. 2018 G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 8:2361, see fig)
  • Molecular and cell biology (i.e. Franke et al. 2005 Curr Bio 15:2208-2221; Hunter et al. 2014 Dev 141(2): 325-34)

Candidates must hold a PhD or anticipate completion of a PhD prior to starting the postdoc and must have prior publications. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, names and contact information for three references and a publication list. Applications may be submitted via Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo, job # 12572.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will fill the position as soon as is possible.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Competitive salary and an excellent work environment are available at Duke University. 

 

 

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

Application period closes: Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant / Associate Professor level, to start in July or August 2019. Candidates addressing fundamental questions in the broad area of developmental, cell, and molecular biology (DCMB) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D.: fields of interest include but are not limited to biological, chemical, physical, and/or computational sciences. Successful candidates will bring postdoctoral experience or its equivalent, an outstanding publication record, the potential to develop an excellent and well-funded research program, and commitment to high quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and be committed to academic activities at the department and university levels. Our department values the ability to work together with colleagues and teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The application materials should include the following pdf files: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research summary, and a one-page teaching statement. In the application, candidates should include a description of previous activities teaching and/or mentoring students from different backgrounds, including underrepresented students. Letters of recommendation from three referees should be submitted on the candidate’s behalf. Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12178). Applications received on or before December 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. For more information about Duke Biology, see biology.duke.edu.

Duke University is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. 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 expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.