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Research Positions

Postdoc - Evolutionary Genomics of Bacterial Endosymbionts

The Wernegreen lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on a funded project related to evolutionary genomics of bacterial endosymbionts of insects.  This postdoc position will contribute to a collaborative NSF-funded project that, more broadly, is exploring the phylogenetic history and biogeography of a highly successful ant tribe (Camponotini) and their bacterial endosymbionts.  This postdoc position will focus on whole-genome sequencing for associated endosymbiotic bacteria, particularly the primary nutritional endosymbiont (Blochmannia) that has coevolved with Camponotine ants.   The position requires strong interest and research experience in computational biology, bacterial genome evolution, comparative genomics, and high-throughput sequencing approaches.  Also helpful will be strong interests and experience in microbial symbiosis, the evolution of endosymbionts, and insect diversity. 

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Staff Positions

Assistant Dean of HR & Administration

The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) seeks an Assistant Dean of Human Resources and Administration (ADHR)) (Duke Job: Human Resources Departmental Director) with at least 9 years of combined educational and on the job experience. Candidates must possess sufficient knowledge and experience to provide strategic and tactical operational leadership to these areas to insure the School’s HR and administrative support needs are positioned for successful programs of NSOE.

This position is part of the senior administrative team of NSOE reporting to the COO/Sr. Associate Dean for Admin, & Fin. and has significant engagement with the Dean, other school leadership, faculty, staff and students at NSOE and the University. Position supervises a team of staff members providing HR, event planning and administrative support. A commitment to diversity and inclusion and ability to create a welcoming engaging environment for people of all backgrounds is required.

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Undergraduate Program Coordinator

The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) consists of professional master’s, doctoral and undergraduate programs, as well as executive education courses. The Student Services Office supports all day-to-day operations, including career and enrollment services for 350 professional students, administrative support for undergraduate majors and minors and doctoral students, and visiting exec ed students.

The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering activities within assigned program areas for Duke University undergraduate (UG) students considering and/or enrolled in Nicholas School courses, minors, and majors. Develop, coordinate and advise on policy related to assigned major programs. This position works collaboratively and strategically with faculty Directors of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, and other UG-focused colleagues, including the Rachel Carson Scholars program, Marine Lab Undergraduate Program Assistant Director, and NSOE and University Registrars. This position reports within the Student Services Office.

This is a full-time, exempt position, requiring Monday through Friday work schedule on Duke’s Durham, NC campus. Must be able to work periodic early morning, evening, and weekend hours in support of program events and NSOE activities.

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Marine Lab Positions

Assistant Director of Admissions & CEM LEAD

Location: Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC

The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE)'s Student Services Office consists of a campus-based professional master's programs, an online hybrid Master of Environmental Management program (DEL-MEM) for mid-career professionals, executive education short courses, and the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC). This department supports operations for all students in these programs. This position manages a variety of duties with a primary focus in recruitment of professional master's degree students through the development and execution of key admissions responsibilities. Position coordinates all Coastal Environmental Management (CEM) master’s program students and works with Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) staff and faculty on all student, academic and general management issues, including orientation, residence life and student wellness.

This is a full-time, exempt position based at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC, requiring Monday through Friday work schedule. Must be able to travel during recruitment season (7-14 days per month between September and November), as well as additional periodic travel throughout the year, including to Durham, NC. Periodic early morning, evening, and weekend hours required in support of DUML and NSOE activities. While based in Beaufort, must be adept and willing to use technological solutions such as web conferencing, Teams, email, etc., to effectively engage with Durham-based supervisor, team members, students, and faculty.

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RESEARCH Technician II

Location: Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC

Perform as a full-time research technician II in support of an outdoor, agricultural based project.  Work includes harvesting marine microalgae and associated measurements both outdoors and in indoor environments.  

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