A Postdoctoral Associate position is available, starting June 2021 in the Drea
Lab at Duke University
Area: Microbial Ecology
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC
Drea Lab at Duke University is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral
Associate to begin in June 2021. We are seeking candidates whose primary
research interests include microbial ecology. The associate
will be expected to collaborate with existing lab members working on the
long-term effects of antibiotics and fecal transfaunation on the glandular
microbiomes of lemurs, with particular focus on the effects of treatment on the
animals’ associated chemical signals. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an
accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences,
as well as relevant research experience. Successful candidates will be expected
to analyze chemical datasets, apply analytical tools across integrated datasets,
participate in training graduate students, and contribute to mentoring
undergraduate students. The
position is for one year with possible renewal contingent on satisfactory
must have: 1) completed a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline
appropriate to the biological sciences; 2) demonstrated research experience
using integrated approaches, with peer-reviewed publications; 3) evidence of a
commitment to student learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4)
potential to initiate and develop an externally funded research program; 5)
effective oral and written communication skills, and 6) the ability to interact
and collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues and students.
Preference will be
given to candidates with demonstrated ability in: custom
bioinformatics for shotgun metagenomic sequencing data; 2) complex,
multivariate statistics/modeling, 3) obtaining extramural funding, and 4)
promoting the success of students. Application materials include: a curriculum vitae; a description
of research interests; and contact information (including telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses) for three professional references.
All application materials must be
submitted electronically. To apply for this position, please upload
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, and
contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for
three professional references to Academics Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18720 . No paper applications will
be accepted unless specifically solicited.
regarding the search may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of
applications will begin at the end of January 2020 and continue until the
position is filled.
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