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Postdoctoral Associate
Biology in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 06/15/2021
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Position ID:Duke -Biology -SJ_PDA [#18790, 1420]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2021/07/06 11:59PM (posted 2021/06/14, listed until 2021/07/06)
Position Description:  Apply    
We are looking for a postdoctoral associate with experience in applying machine learning and other model selection techniques to biological questions, in particular to using satellite telemetry data from primarily oceanic migrants to analyze the underlying cues used in animal navigation (focusing on magnetoreception). The position will involve collating, processing, and analyzing existing telemetry data, giving presentations at scientific meetings, preparing publications/reports, and working together with a three-lab team of biologists, biophysicists, and engineers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position itself is paid through Duke at the standard NIH rate, can start as early as October 1st, 2021, and is funded for a maximum of four years.

Ideally, the postdoctoral associate should have published experience in machine learning and demonstrated experience in and aptitude for working within large multidisciplinary teams. Experience with either magnetoreception, satellite telemetry, or animal navigation is useful, but not required. The postdoc will have significant flexibility in research direction within the major bounds of the project, and will receive professional training in scientific publication, grantsmanship, and job application and negotiation processes.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of 2-3 references to Prof. Sonke Johnsen (SJOHNSEN@DUKE.EDU).
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