Postdoctoral Associate for Neurology Duke University for School of Medicine United States

Req ID: 6257
Date: Aug 16, 2019
Location: Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER
School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occ Summary
Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full-time academic or research career.

Work Performed

The Center of Neurodegeneration and Neurotherapeutics in the Department of Neurology at Duke University is interested in the biology of mitochondrial autophagy and dynamics in relation with neurodegeneration. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the lab in the center who can Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full-time academic or research career.

The Postdoctoral Fellow’s principal research responsibilities will be investigating mitochondria quality control processes in relation to various neurodegenerative diseases.. For these investigations, the lab uses mouse models as well as induced pluripotent stem cells from well-characterized clinical subjects. The successful applicant will have a strong and productive scientific record, be highly collaborative, inquisitive, diligent, and have previous experience in one or more techniques and skills mentioned above.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to perform independently, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of junior lab members. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also contribute to additional proposal efforts for internal and external funding.

Candidates for this position should have a completed PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology, or related disciplines, specializing in cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics. A strong experimental background with evidence of experimental skills related to cellular and molecular neuroscience, with an emphasis on neurodegenerative disorders, is required. Previous working experience with mammalian cells and/or mouse is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh


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