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

Open Positions

Instructor – Animal Physiology Teaching Lab Department of Biology

Application period closes: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Laboratory Instructor should hold a Ph.D. in a field related to physiology and have teaching experience in that area, a knowledge of and interest in science and writing pedagogy, a commitment to laboratory science that incorporates animal model systems, and the ability to administer and provide logistical support for laboratory courses. Responsibilities include development of laboratory exercises, the application of best pedagogical practices for integrating laboratory exercises with the lecture part of the course, writing of lab manuals with a professional level of English writing skills and editorial abilities, developing and administering assessments, incorporating digital supplements, training of graduate teaching assistants, performing the ordering, maintenance and set-up of laboratory equipment and materials, and administering animal care and safety protocols.

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Associate in Research position in the Tung Lab

Application period closes: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

An Associate in Research position is available, starting in Fall 2017, in the Tung lab at Duke University. The Tung lab studies the relationship between behavior, the social environment, and genetics and genomics. We combine detailed phenotypic and demographic information with modern genomic data sets on gene regulation and epigenetics. Current projects focus on the gene regulatory mechanisms linking social adversity and health in rhesus macaques, trade-offs associated with helper-breeder transitions in meerkats and mole rats, the epigenetic signature of early life ecological and social adversity, and the genomic and phenotypic consequences of hybridization in wild baboons.  Duties will include performance of basic molecular biology laboratory techniques, including DNA and RNA sample extraction and sample preparation for high-throughput sequencing, and responsibility for day-to-day logistics, including purchasing, shipping and receiving, and working with trainees in the lab.

Important skills/traits include: aseptic technique, molecular techniques, attention to detail, ability to work independently, careful record keeping.

Requirements: bachelor's degree, 1-2 years experience in a research laboratory (not just a lab class), familiarity with fundamentals of molecular biology.

Position is for 40 hrs/week, and will last 12 months, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and availability of funding.

For more information about the lab and our work, see:

If interested, email resume, including contact information for two references, to Tawni Voyles, **

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.