The Pontzer Lab in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke
University seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work on projects exploring human metabolism and metabolic
health from an evolutionary perspective. The ideal candidate will have
experience collecting and analyzing objective measures of energy expenditure (e.g.,
respirometry, doubly labeled water, or metabolic chamber) and physical
activity, as well as other biomarkers, in humans. The position will require
self-direction and the ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively
with undergraduate, graduate, and other post-doctoral researchers in the in
lab. Candidates must have obtained their PhD in a related field prior to the
Responsibilities will include collaborating on the
development of research questions, data collection and analysis, manuscript and
grant preparation, IRB submissions, and the supervision of students and
This position will provide the opportunity to interact with
scientists across Duke, including world leaders in cardiometabolic health at
the Duke School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute. This position
has full benefits and salary will be determined based on current NIH scales.
The initial appointment will be for two years, with the expectation of renewal
for a third year pending positive performance.
Review of candidates will begin seven days after the job
posts to Academic Jobs Online, until the position is filled. The anticipated
start date is June 1, 2021, contingent on the status of on-campus research
Applicants should upload the following to Academic Jobs
Online: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, research statement, and contact
information for three references.
Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18062 . No paper applications will be accepted, unless specifically solicited. Questions may be directed to email@example.com .
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