Associate in Research at Duke University (Durham, NC)

The Pontzer Lab at Duke University seeks a research associate to work on projects exploring human metabolism and metabolic health from an evolutionary perspective. The ideal candidate will have experience working in laboratory settings operating and maintaining scientific equipment and assisting with the management of supplies and budget. The position will require self-direction and the ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers in the in lab. Candidates must have obtained their BA or BS prior to the start date.

Responsibilities will include operating and maintaining equipment, managing budgets and research supplies, administering IRB and IACUC protocols, managing personnel schedules, and assisting as needed with data collection and analysis.

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. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years pending positive performance and funding.

Review of candidates will begin seven days after the job posts to Academic Jobs Online, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021, contingent on the status of on-campus research activity.

Applicants should upload the following to Academic Jobs Online at:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18591 : a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, research statement, and contact information for three references. 

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