Employment Opportunities

Postdoc - Evolutionary Genomics of Bacterial Endosymbionts

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Postdoc - Evolutionary Genomics of Bacterial Endosymbionts

The Wernegreen lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to explore the evolutionary genomics of bacterial endosymbionts. This position is part of a collaborative NSF-funded project that, more broadly, explores the phylogenetic history and biogeography of a highly successful ant tribe (Camponotini) and their bacterial associates. The postdoc will focus on whole-genome sequencing for associated endosymbiotic bacteria, particularly the primary nutritional endosymbiont (Blochmannia) that has coevolved with camponotine ants.  Requires research experience in computational biology, development of bioinformatics pipelines, evolutionary/comparative genomics of bacteria, and knowledge of high-throughput sequencing approaches. 

Start date: Can be as soon as Jan/Feb 2021.  While Covid is an evolving situation, we sincerely hope this position will be in-person (in Durham, NC).

To apply, please submit your materials via the offical job posting, including the names and email addresses of 3 references.  

For additional information, please contact Jen Wernegreen (j.wernegreen@duke.edu).


Post-doctoral Research ASsociate

Molecular Genetics of Vascular Malformations

A post-doctoral position is available to investigate the role of somatic mutation in vascular malformation syndromes. This newly funded study will investigate vascular malformations that have been proposed to follow a two-hit mutation mechanism, as previously described by our laboratory for Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM).   See Akers et al., 2009, Human Molecular Genetics 18:919-930, PMC26402099, and McDonald et al., 2014. Human Molecular Genetics 23:4357-70, PMC4103679 for our published studies on CCM. 

The ideal applicant will have previous experience with library construction for next-generation DNA sequencing and with analysis of the sequence data.  

Please submit a cover letter outlining your professional interests, your CV, pdfs of up to three of your published papers, and the names and email addresses of three references to Douglas.Marchuk@duke.edu