Post-doctoral position in social mammal behavior and genetics

A postdoctoral position in social mammal behavior and genetics is available in the Tung lab at Duke University. Our current research focuses on the biological consequences of social relationships and social stressors in primates and other social mammals, using genomic and computational tools. Open project areas involve the functional genomic analysis of life history trade-offs in wild meerkats and gene regulatory signatures of social experience in wild baboons and captive rhesus macaques. Applicants are also encouraged to be creative in developing their own projects, as long as they fit within the lab's general interests.

Postdoctoral applicants should have a strong background in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, and/or functional/computational genomics. Strong data analysis skills, including programming and statistical modeling experience, are essential. Familiarity or experience with mammalian behavior or  genetics is a plus.

The Tung lab offers a congenial research environment that fosters strong interdisciplinary training and collaborative exchange. The lab is based in Duke's Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, and is affiliated with the Duke Department of Biology, the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, and the Duke Population Research Institute. Depending on research project, the successful may work under the co-mentorship of Dr. Luis Barreiro at the University of Chicago.

To apply for the position please send an email to Jenny Tung ( including a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least two references.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a diverse academic community.