Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) Postdoctoral Associate

Submitted: 04/07/2024
Department: Evolutionary Anthropology
Institution: Duke University
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 31/07/2024
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The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM, at Duke University seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to serve as Assistant Director of TriCEM.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and demonstrated experience in evolutionary medicine, scientific communication, and interdisciplinary research. The postdoc will conduct research in evolutionary medicine, while also working with a program manager to help run TriCEM programming and funding. A broad range of research interests will be considered, including research on cancer and evolution, the microbiome, infectious disease, brain sciences, and antibiotic resistance, with mentoring provided by TriCEM’s Director and TriCEM-affiliated faculty. The position will provide experience with administration of a multi-institutional center, with a strong eye toward the scientific and communication components. The position will be for 2 years with competitive benefits and includes opportunities to engage the broader evolutionary medicine community through conferences, workshops, and collaboration. The position will start on or after August 1, 2024. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and research statement 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 for 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 requested. Questions may be directed to Dr. Charles Nunn at

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