Associate in Research

The Nunn Lab at Duke University is looking for a part-time or fulltime Associate in Research. The position will provide unique opportunities to participate in research first-hand, with an emphasis on statistics and phylogenetic comparative methods in R, development of online resources, and construction of original databases on primate behavior, ecology and morphology. Duties will also include general lab management, research at the Duke Lemur Center, and opportunities to participate in additional research projects in the Nunn Lab depending on interests and skills.

The ideal candidate would be an upcoming (or recent) graduate from an undergraduate program in evolutionary anthropology, biology, statistics, or computational biology. Applicants should have basic skills in statistics, computer programming, and/or phylogenetics, and an interest in developing those skills for future research endeavors. The initial duration will be one year, with possibilities for a second year of employment based on performance. The position would ideally start on June 1, 2016, although some flexibility in the start date is possible. The position is funded partly through the National Science Foundation for research on “Using Primate Comparative Biology to Understand Human Uniqueness” (BCS-1355902).

Applications should include a cover letter, name and contact information for two references, and a CV. Applications will be evaluated starting on April 4, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send application materials and questions directly to Prof. Charles Nunn,

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 identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.