Submitted: 21 September 2022
Department: Evolutionary Anthropology
Institution: Duke University
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 1 November 2022
Application URL:

The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM, at Duke University seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Associate to serve as Assistant Director of the TriCEM program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and demonstrated experience in evolutionary medicine, scientific communication, and interdisciplinary research. Evidence of successful grant writing, an innovative mindset, excellent organizational abilities, and research experience in one of TriCEM’s tracks (see below) are essential for the position. The applicant is expected to launch new initiatives that advance TriCEM’s goals in education and research, including leading efforts to secure external grant funding and run funded projects. The Assistant Director will also play a major role in TriCEM programming, including events on campus, evaluation of research proposals, and organizing the Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI). The Assistant Director is expected to maintain TriCEM’s social media and web presence and to engage in public outreach.

The position will be available initially for one year, with the potential for renewal. Pay will be commensurate with experience level. The position will provide training and mentoring from the Director and Associate Directors, with opportunities for sharing outcomes at conferences and in publications.

TriCEM is supported by Duke, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and NC Central University. TriCEM is an incubator for interdisciplinary research that aims to improve understanding of human, animal and plant health through the application of evolutionary and ecological principles. TriCEM initiatives are organized around four “tracks” that capture central themes in evolutionary medicine: Pathogenic and Commensal Organisms, Cancer and Evolution, Brain Sciences, and Social and Biological Determinants of Health. TriCEM also supports research in One Health, i.e., the concept that the health of humans, animals and the environment are interconnected.

The position will start on or after October 10. Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter that identifies relevant experience and interests in relation to the above description, and how this postdoctoral opportunity fits into the applicant’s longer-term career goals. The application and cover letter should also include the names and contact information of up to three people who can be contacted to provide letters of reference (please do not send letters in advance of requests).

To apply to this position please upload a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for 3 references to Academic Jobs Online at No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited. Questions may be directed to Dr. Charles Nunn at [email protected].

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