Jobs

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Open Positions

Research Technician Position - Bernhardt Lab

Application period closes: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Duke River Center at Duke University is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a hydrologic technician position. For more information on the Bernhardt lab and their research, please visit the lab website at: http://bernhardtlab.weebly.com/ The StreamPULSE project focuses on monitoring stream metabolism using advanced sensors and sophisticated modeling.

Expectations for this position are as follows:

  • Assisting graduate students and postdocs in projects related to their individual research

  • Weekly stream monitoring site visits

    • Discharge Measurements

    • Water Chemistry Sampling

    • Sensor and In-Field Data Collection

  • Laboratory chemistry analysis

  • Data reduction, cleaning, management, and analysis

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Geology or related field

  • >1 year experience in stream monitoring and hydrologic data analysis

  • Able to work outside in various field conditions

  • Knowledge of Campbell Scientific, YSI, and other advanced hydrologic sensor technologies

Desired Qualifications

  • M.S. in Biology, Ecology, Geology, or related field

  • 1-5 years experience in stream monitoring and hydrologic data analysis

  • Knowledge of R and experience with data management

  • Experience with construction, installation and repair of sensor platforms

Duke University 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,sexual orientation, or veteran status. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics

Application period closes: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A unique interdisciplinary and international postdoctoral fellowship in biomechanics is available.  The research will examine the biomechanics of fast animal movement in the context of evolutionary analyses and a broader interdisciplinary team effort that aims to understand the principles of impulsive movement in biological and synthetic systems.  The postdoctoral researcher will work with a team of interdisciplinary researchers from six institutions, and will be primarily based in the laboratories of Dr. Gregory Sutton (University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences, United Kingdom) and Prof. Sheila Patek (Duke University, Biology Department, USA).  

The candidate must be willing to handle insects and would ideally have experience with high-speed imaging, musculoskeletal modelling, and Matlab or Mathematica.  The candidate may have a background in biology, engineering and/or physics.  A Ph.D. in one of these areas is required. The appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and continuing funding availability for up to 2 years.  The candidate must be willing and able to work in both the UK and the USA for significant periods of time during each year.  The annual salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and available funding.  The researcher would ideally start the position in May 2018, although some flexibility is possible.

Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted with a target date for concluding the search on February 15, 2018. Please upload a letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, research statement, up to three pdf reprints, and contact information of three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10765

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 identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.